YCS AND NEWCAB TAXIS GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND TO ENSURE SAFE RIDES IN AND AROUND LAS VEGAS
Las Vegas, NV—Jonathan Schwartz, Director of Yellow Checker Star Transportation (YCS) and Newcab, announced today that the company is going above and beyond established industry regulations and guidance to ensure the safety, health and well-being of its drivers and passengers.
The subsidiaries that comprise YCS including Nevada Yellow Cab Corporation, Nevada Checker Cab Corporation, Nevada Star Cab, together with Newcab, constitute nearly 50% of the taxi industry in Clark County. As part of new protocols, these companies are putting a number of precautionary measures into effect, including increased sanitization of their vehicles and limiting person to person contact between drivers and passengers.
“Our employees and the important service they provide, play an integral role in our great city’s ability to reopen in a way that offers a level of comfort to visitors and guests. We take that responsibility extremely seriously and wanted to ensure that we shared the comprehensive list of ways in which we are working to mitigate risk for the traveling public while they are in Las Vegas,” Schwartz said.
The Taxicab Authority is requiring all drivers to wear masks while transporting passengers, carry disinfectant wipes to regularly sanitize high-touch surfaces and to disinfect taxis after each shift. Guidance has also been provided to encourage drivers to stay home if they feel sick and to practice regular hygiene.
In addition to these regulations and guidance, YCS and Newcab are adding enhanced hygienic measures and placing signage inside each cab to inform passengers of the precautionary steps:
1) All drivers will have their temperature checked prior to their shift;
2) All drivers will wear masks for their own and our passengers protection;
3) All YCS cabs are going to be disinfected after each trip;
4) Our drivers will open and close the door for passengers should they so desire;
5) YCS offers “contactless” payment;
6) All YCS cabs will undergo a comprehensive, professional disinfectant program after each shift.
“We recognize and share concerns people are having as a result of this pandemic and are taking proactive measures and making necessary changes in the way we conduct business to be responsible members of the Las Vegas economy and the transportation industry,” Schwartz said.