Having reached 10,000 Facebook Likes, now is as good a time as any for All Island Transportation to express our appreciation for those who have used our services.
When you download a new app or computer program, you’re often asked to read and accept the terms and conditions. They’re usually super long documents that are full of legal jargon, and most people avoid reading even a single word of them. With the majority of companies, the content within these verbose statements does not place riders in express danger. But the Uber terms and conditions do.
On-demand car service that gets you from Point A to Point B with the tapping of a few smartphone buttons. Sounds great, right? In theory, sure. But in reality, there are far too many problems with Uber.
As the vote to determine whether or not transportation network companies can legally operate in the state of New York approaches, numerous concerns about their safety practices have been raised. The city of Austin, Texas already chased away these companies by asking them to fingerprint check their drivers. The question to ask yourself before June 16, the date when proper licensing will be required TNCs in New York State: is a company like Uber or Lyft safe for my community?
To help local teens and drivers stay safe this prom season, All Island Transportation will be offering free rides home for local students after prom. Practicing prom safety is important, and abstinence from drunk driving is the foremost way for students to keep safe on this big day.
Uber, an internationally-recognized ridesharing company, plans to expand its New York services beyond the five boroughs of the city to Long Island and upstate. Car-hailing apps like Uber are currently illegal everywhere in New York State with the exception of New York City. And, despite reluctance to allow the unregulated operation of Uber in other states, a piece of piece of legislation to legalize it in New York State is currently pending. Still, the fact remains: the faultiness of the Uber background check process allows for convicted criminals to get behind the wheel for the company.
Recently in Austin, Texas, there was a public vote on a piece of legislation that would effectively excuse popular transportation network companies (TNCs), Uber and Lyft, from conducting fingerprint-based background checks on their drivers. In a huge victory for the city, the legislation, entitled Proposition 1, was struck down, prompting the departure of the TNCs from Austin.
The last Monday of May is a day of commemoration for the brave men and women who served to defend the United States of America. Because of its importance, many Americans have Memorial Day off from work. This year, celebrate at these Long Island bars, but keep in mind the fallen military men and women who made it possible for you to do so.
Sandwiched between New York City and Long Island’s East End is the suburban oasis of Nassau County. While it’s a wonderful place to be year round, it’s especially fun when the weather warms up during the spring and summer months. All Island Transportation has highlighted some of our favorite things to do in Nassau County so you can partake in the excitement!
Topics: Nassau County