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The Answer to the Question: How Safe is Uber?

Posted by Nick on Jun 16, 2016 11:30:00 AM

A question many people have been asking since the company’s inception: how safe is Uber? With the number of crimes committed by Uber drivers increasing under their remarkably lax background check process, it seems that the ridesharing app is not so safe after all.

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Topics: TNCs, Transportation Safety

3 Dangers of Modern Ridesharing Apps

Posted by Nick on Jun 15, 2016 11:30:00 AM

The world of ridesharing has evolved. By punching your location and destination into a smartphone app, you can schedule a pickup. However, what many people fail to realize is that by ordering a ride with Uber, they put themselves in harm’s way.

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Topics: TNCs

A Taxi Service vs. a Ride-Hailing App: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Nick on Jun 14, 2016 11:03:43 AM

How a Taxi Service Differs from a TNCFrom a consumer standpoint, a transportation network company (TNC) and a traditional taxi service are very similar: you order a car; get picked up; travel from once place to another; pay the fare and go on your way. However, just a small bit of research exposes some drastic differences between these two types of car services.

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Topics: TNCs

Unreliable Uber Customer Service Makes for Headaches

Posted by Nick on Jun 8, 2016 8:48:57 AM

A bit of research into on-demand ride-hailing giant Uber reveals that they are not as safety- and customer-oriented as they claim to be. The inefficient Uber customer service system, among other things, is evidence of Uber’s disregard for their patrons.

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Topics: TNCs

Ollie’s Offer Free Prom Rides for Students

Posted by Nick on Jun 3, 2016 12:30:48 PM

Underage drinking is responsible for approximately 1,900 motor vehicle deaths each year. In an effort to prevent tragedy from striking our community, Ollie’s Taxi & Airport Service will be offering free prom rides to any students who find themselves in a compromised driving situation.

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Topics: Long Island, Transportation Safety

Uber Pricing: Shady or Justified?

Posted by Nick on May 26, 2016 1:00:00 PM

With much of the media coverage about popular cab-hailing apps like Uber being focused on their lackluster safety practices, the way in which they determine their rates has fallen out of the spotlight. In this blog post, we briefly breakdown Uber pricing, and why it is yet another unfavorable aspect of their questionable business practices.

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Topics: TNCs

Memorial Day Weekend Events on Long Island

Posted by Nick on May 17, 2016 10:42:28 AM

Memorial Day serves as a day of remembrance to America’s bravest men and women in the armed forces, both living and deceased. It also gives many Americans a three-day weekend at the end of May. If you’re looking for Memorial Day weekend events on Long Island, you’ve come to the right place.

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Topics: Long Island, Holiday

Ollie’s Taxi: A Company that Prioritizes Transportation Safety

Posted by Nick on May 13, 2016 9:30:00 AM

It’s recently been highlighted that popular car-hailing apps, sometimes known as transportation network companies (TNCs), may not necessarily have the safest drivers, and that they evade liability when accidents happen. While we’re not here to bash other transportation companies, we would like to take this moment to emphasize our number one priority: transportation safety.

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Topics: Long Island

Long Island Restaurants on the Water: North Shore Edition

Posted by Nick on May 4, 2016 8:44:00 AM

Long Island restaurants on the water

With so much gorgeous seaside, it’s no surprise that the coasts of Long Island have become the site of many delicious restaurants. As the weather warms up, we at Ollie’s Taxi & Airport Service can think of few things more gratifying than enjoying a meal on Long Island’s waterfront, so we’ve cooked up this blog featuring our favorite North Shore Long Island restaurants on the water.

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Topics: Long Island, Food&Drink

Long Island Mother’s Day Brunch Spots

Posted by Nick on Apr 26, 2016 11:28:43 AM

It’s just about time to show that special mother in your life some appreciation for the hard work she does day in and day out. What better way to do that than with a delicious Mother’s Day brunch?

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Topics: Food&Drink, Holiday