Dangers of TNCs

A Warning About Transportation Network Companies (TNCs)

Across the country, consumers are becoming more keen to the new ride sharing technology: Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar.  What they are not understanding is the ride-broker’s reasoning for charging outrageously higher prices during peak travel times, in this instance 13 times the normal rate they would charge.

One loyal Uber user experienced this dilemma first hand when she requested a ride on Halloween night, a ride that on any normal night would cost her a measly $7.00.  Because of high demand for the holiday, Uber surged their prices 13x over the normal rate, and her ride cost her a whopping $92.00 to go 2.7 miles. Watch the video below for more details on her story.

This is the difference between ride-broker companies like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar and that of reputable Taxi, Livery, and Charter companies.  At Lone Star Executive Limousine, we provide all of our customers with up-front no frills quotes before you commit to doing business with us.  When we make a reservation with our customers, our prices are honored no matter what day, time, location, etc. and we never have surge pricing!

For more information about our services and vehicles, please contact Lone Star Executive Limousine today!

Watch the video below to hear her story in her own words…


  • November 16, 2014
  • News, TNC

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Management and oversight of growing a luxury, and corporate, transportation company.

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