Nevada responds to EDC demands, almost 200 additional taxicabs to be on the grounds for the event weekend
If you’ve frequented Las Vegas during the chaotic late June weekend, you’ve heard the gripes and the hellish tales: hour waits to grab a ride, nightmarish traffic jams, and no way to get home from the EDC grounds. The Speedway venue is a lengthy drive away from the popular Las Vegas Strip where many festival attendees stay, meaning that cabs are out of commission for at least 45 minutes to make the round trip journey. As Insomniac‘s flagship event returns to Las Vegas for the third year, the city of Las Vegas and the state of Nevada have responded to the immense demands.
Nevada’s Taxicab Authority has unveiled a plan of action with hopes of improvement for the upcoming 2014 event. 12 medallions – or special license plates allowing the operation of cabs – have been approved for distribution throughout the 16 cab companies that will be in full force in the Vegas area as hundreds of thousands of people flood into Clark County to attend the already sold-out Electric Daisy Carnival. If all 12 are put into use, 192 additional cab cars will be working during the weekend, also making this decision the largest number authorized to date.
Via: Review Journal