Taxi Ridership Drops Again

Old Sahara Entrance

It shouldn’t really be a surprise with the popularity of Uber and Lyft that ridership and revenue for Las Vegas taxi companies is down for a third year in a row. Taxi trips in Las Vegas totaled 19.9 million which was down 13.6% and revenue was down 13.7% and most likely this won’t stop as the taxi industry hasn’t been able to offer a competing app that has shown much traction. One bright spot is during the recent Consumer Electronic Show on the first day, taxis were popular with 18,413 pickups that day compared with 11,465 for the competing services.