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Tunnel on the 4th of July?

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Tunnel on the 4th of July?

Arriving 8 pm to Ballys on 4th of July. Tunnel or no?

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1. Re: Tunnel on the 4th of July?

No tunnel

STATE OF NEVADA

DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

TAXICAB AUTHORITY

Telephone (702) 668-4000 • Fax (702) 668-4001

DID YOU KNOW???

• Las Vegas Taxi drivers cannot pick up passengers off of the street (flag or hailed ride).

• Taxi passengers can only be charged the amount shown on the taxi meter.

• Taxicab fares must be paid in U.S. currency.

• All taxicab companies are required to maintain a lost-and-found for items left in taxicabs.

• All passengers must wear a seat belt while in a taxicab.

• In calendar year 2008, Las Vegas taxicabs completed 25,056,135 trips.

• The maximum number of passengers permitted in a Las Vegas taxicab is five.

• Use of the I-215 tunnel from McCarran airport is NEVER the shortest route to ANY Las Vegas Strip hotel.

• Taxi drivers must obey the passenger’s directions as it relates to route taken.

• Baby seats are not required in Las Vegas taxicabs, but can be used if the passengers bring their own.

• Las Vegas taxi drivers are NEVER permitted to smoke if there are passengers in the taxicab.

• There are currently 16 taxicab companies in Las Vegas, operated by 9 different owner groups.

• The Nevada Taxicab Authority has been in existence since 1969.

• There are approximately 3,200 vehicles in the Las Vegas taxi fleet.

Nevada law requires Las Vegas taxicabs to have air conditioning and heat.

• Taxicab passengers CANNOT be charged for the loading/unloading or transporting of their luggage.

• Tips or gratuities to taxi drivers in Las Vegas are optional and NOT required.

• “Long Hauling” occurs when a taxi driver takes the least direct route without the passenger’s permission.

• “High Flagging” occurs when a taxi driver transports a passenger without engaging the taxi meter.

• New Las Vegas taxis can operate for 67 months from the date they are originally placed into service.

• There are approximately 9,800 taxi drivers in Las Vegas.

• “Front Loading” occurs on a taxi stand when a taxi driver illegally pulls in front of other taxicabs to load.

• It is a crime to enter a Las Vegas taxicab without sufficient funds to pay the fare.

• A Las Vegas taxi driver may refuse to transport, if a passenger gives no specific address or destination.

• A taxi passenger in Las Vegas must be given a completed receipt if they request one from the driver.

• Las Vegas taxi drivers are not permitted to divert a passenger from their original destination.

• Every taxi driver must display their “TAXICAB DRIVERS PERMIT” in the taxi at all times.

• All Las Vegas taxi companies have specific vehicle color combinations and vehicle numbers.

• Nevada Taxicab Authority enforcement personnel are on duty 24 hours-a-day, 365 days-a-year.

• When you enter a taxicab, the driver will start the taximeter (referred to as the “drop”) and an initial charge of $3.30 will register. If a taxi ride originates at McCarran International Airport, an additional airport surcharge of $1.80 per trip is added to the taximeter. After the initial “drop”, the taximeter will assess a fare of $2.40 per mile ($.20 for each 1/12th of a mile traveled). If the taximeter senses that the taxicab is moving less than 8-12 MPH, the taximeter will assess a charge of $.20 every 24 seconds ($30.00 per hour waiting time). That is why the taximeter continues to accumulate charges even when the taxicab is not moving. Once the taximeter senses that the taxicab is moving at a speed greater than 8-12 MPH the fare calculates on the actual distance traveled.

Edited: 23 June 2011, 20:35
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2. Re: Tunnel on the 4th of July?

The tunnel is a great time saver to many spots around the Las Vegas Valley, but unless there was something major happening, roads closed etc, There is never a time that you'd want to go thru the tunnel to get to Bally's

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3. Re: Tunnel on the 4th of July?

How about going to the Wynn?

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4. Re: Tunnel on the 4th of July?

Diceman's post indicates that per the Nevada Taxi Authority,

"Use of the I-215 tunnel from McCarran airport is NEVER the shortest route to ANY Las Vegas Strip hotel." That would presumably include the Wynn.

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5. Re: Tunnel on the 4th of July?

I would never want to take the tunnel to Wynn, Bally's or any other hotel on the east side of the Strip on any date of the year.

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6. Re: Tunnel on the 4th of July?

No tunnel to Wynn

florence, ky.
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7. Re: Tunnel on the 4th of July?

How about the Golden Nugget?

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8. Re: Tunnel on the 4th of July?

Sure

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