KENNY C.

GUINN
Governor

YVETTE G. MOORE
Administrator

RICHARD B. LAND SYDNEY H. WICKLIFFE, C.P.A.
Director Chairman

STATE OF NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

KATHRYN WERNER, ESQ.
Vice Chairman Members

TAXICAB AUTHORITY
1785 E. Sahara Avenue, Suite 200 Las Vegas Nevada 89104 Telephone (702) 486-6532 • Fax (702) 486-7350

HORACIO LOPEZ DR. EDWARD E. GOLDMAN CAROLYN M. SPARKS

http://taxi.state.nv.us

Media Release
For Immediate Release
BY: Investigator Rob Stewart Public Information Officer Nevada Taxicab Authority (702) 486-6532, Ext. 510

June 20, 2005

Taxicab Authority Lifts Geographic Restrictions
In the regularly scheduled May 2005 board meeting, The Nevada Taxicab Authority Board lifted geographic restrictions for taxicabs operating at The Las Vegas Convention Center and The Sands Convention Center. Previously, some taxicabs were geographically restricted from picking up passengers at the two convention centers even though they could drop off passengers there. The previous ban on some taxicabs being prohibited from picking up in certain parts of the city was to make sure that local residents had taxicab service available. Convention attendees were often frustrated at seeing taxicabs drop a passenger off at the convention centers and then leaving empty when there were sometimes very large numbers of people waiting for rides. As of June 1st, any Las Vegas taxicab will be able to pick up passengers at either convention center. Hopefully, this will make the wait for a taxi shorter and a little more bearable.

Nevada Department of Business & Industry
Financial Services Team Licensing & Regulatory Services Team Natural Resources Services Team Consumer & Labor Services Team

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