According to a Saturday morning report by WMBF news local cab companies are some how being destroyed by about 5 local drivers who 'work for' Uber.
"I've had 3 phone calls since 10 o'clock this morning; normally I have 20 to 25," explained Bob Carroll, owner of City Cab.
He has been driving cabs for years and says Uber will drive his business into the ground.
"My average cab driver meter is $250 a night during the season, last night all of them brought home about $60," said Carroll. "It's bullying, you know, its price gouging."
The average is $250 a night? Wow. I guess all those fees add up. Also, I don't think price gouging is what he thinks it is. Besides not paying for their licenses and papers, maybe the real issue is that Uber, and services like it, is exposing the true cost of taxi-like services, and those costs are grossly lower than an average of a $250 fare. Correlation does not imply causation.