Cabbies Protest Too Many Taxis on Las Vegas Roadways

Cabbies across the valley say they are losing money because there are too many taxis on the roads. Cab drivers say the growing population in Las Vegas is affecting their pocket book.

Traffic on our roads is making it harder for drivers to get around. But with companies putting more cabbies on the road to meet the demand, drivers are forced to compete for work.

"It's a double-edged sword. People are tired of waiting. They call and go with the first cab that arrives and the problem is we can't service everybody if we're stuck in traffic. And it's not just traffic on the Strip -- it's traffic all over the city," said Mary Staply, a cab driver.

Cab drivers say companies are basing the increase of cabbies on inflated numbers. They say the proof is in their income, which continues to fall every year.


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