When introducing something new within a community, there is often an uproar from both sides of the scale. Especially when is this something new introduces a threat to an already existing business model. Follow the coverage of the Nashville Taxi Cab Protest through the link provided above.
Highlights from the WKRN posted article/news story:
“Each of our vehicles are street legal and are certified by the city,” Rosenblatt said. “They all have seat belts, turn signals and headlights.”
Rosenblatt said Joyride has expanded its fleet of low speed vehicles in Nashville and has started operating in Knoxville and soon in Gatlinburg.
“Transportation is going to be an evolution,” Rosenblatt said. “What we are doing is not disruptive we are just the next step in transportation.”
Metro-Nashville passed regulations for the low speed vehicles in January and they specifically include vehicle requirements.
Metro’s Transportation Licensing Commission told News 2 the office has not received any formal complaints about the safety of the carts.
“We actually exist because of a lack of service cab drivers provided in service quality and maintaining a certain standard of service,” Rosenblatt said.