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๐ŸŸจโฌ› NYC Yellow Cab vs. NYC Uber: Conversation With Lenny Frias (TLC Driver's Perspective in 2024)

AutoMarketplace's Dawood Mian speaks with Lenny Frias. Lenny drove the NYC yellow taxi from 2006 to 2016, before switching to Uber. He shares his experience & thoughts about today's TLC industry
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AutoMarketplace's Dawood Mian speaks with Lenny Frias. Lenny drove the NYC yellow taxi from 2006 to 2016, before switching to Uber. He shares his experience & thoughts about today's TLC industry.

We hope you enjoy the conversation!


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TABLE OF CONTENTS

๐Ÿ‘‹ 0:00 - Intro ๐Ÿš• 2:56 - Driving a NYC yellow cab. How it looked? ๐Ÿš• 6:00 - Experience with taxi garages ๐Ÿš• 07:30 - How much was he making driving a yellow cab? Expenses? ๐Ÿš• 10:20 - Why didn't you buy a taxi medallion? ๐Ÿš• 11:37 - Taximeter math ๐Ÿš• 12:51 - Day shift vs. Night shift โฌ› 14:54 - The rise of Uber in NYC ๐Ÿš• 19:35 - Drop in NYC taxi driver earnings 2015 vs. 2014 ๐Ÿ”€ 20:53 - Making the switch from yellow cab to Uber / NEMT โฌ› 21:30 - Uber NYC driver earnings in 2016 โฌ› 23:04 - Renting, then buying a TLC-plated vehicle ๐Ÿš• 25:05 - Has yellow cab industry learned from mistakes? ๐Ÿš• 27:30 - What would you pay for a taxi medallion in 2024? โฌ› 28:12 - How much are you making today? Just Uber NYC? โฌ› 30:42 - Owning your NYC TLC Plates vs. Leasing ๐Ÿ’ฐ 37:04 - How much should a NYC TLC driver make? โšก 40:15 - Using EVs for NYC TLC โฌ› 45:02 - Uber and Lyft NYC waiting lists? Lockouts? ๐Ÿค– 48:59 - Thoughts on self-driving vehicles ("robotaxis")



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