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September 23rd, 2000, 10:16 PM
I came up with an idea to run a shuttle service to a local casino from my city... I was wondering if anybody else does this sort of thing... I figure that it would be a good way to get the car out on weeknights... Any suggestions on advertising or other techniques would be greatly appreciated... I figure that if I ran 2 trips on one weekday at $30 a person. In my 8 passenger limousine it would bring me almost $500. The casino is 70 miles away which is a good deal for a round trip, so I would think... I just don't know how to get those kinds of clients ... meaning people who are willing to ride with strangers... If you have any thoughts please contact me or respond to this add... I feel this could be a good way for all of us to keep the cars out during downtime...

September 24th, 2000, 03:58 PM
Down here with a number of Casinos the way I have seen it working is the operators advertise in the local paper. Also try and get free cover from your local paper and tie in with the casinos themselves. They above all people will welcome additional business.
Good luck
Dick Hall

September 25th, 2000, 01:04 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GOODTIMESLIMO:
I came up with an idea to run a shuttle service to a local casino from my city... I was wondering if anybody else does this sort of thing... I figure that it would be a good way to get the car out on weeknights... Any suggestions on advertising or other techniques would be greatly appreciated... I figure that if I ran 2 trips on one weekday at $30 a person. In my 8 passenger limousine it would bring me almost $500. The casino is 70 miles away which is a good deal for a round trip, so I would think... I just don't know how to get those kinds of clients ... meaning people who are willing to ride with strangers... If you have any thoughts please contact me or respond to this add... I feel this could be a good way for all of us to keep the cars out during downtime... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Be careful to check applicable laws and regulations before you embark on this service. In many regulated states, authority to operate limousines does not include shared-rides where a vehicle full of people pay a fractional share of the cost of the trip. You didn't say where the casino was located, but if it is in another state you may not be affected by regulations in your state.

September 26th, 2000, 01:29 PM
Yes you are of course totally correct, and I should have quantified my answer by saying "in the State of Mississippi" different states different rules.
Thank you for the correction and apologies for the oversight.
Still wishing you luck on this endeavour.
Sincerely
Dick Hall

September 30th, 2000, 06:12 AM
In the state of California, to charge per person you have to be licensed for sightseeing which means that you choose the destinations instead of the passengers doing it. I assume that would be the case if you are driving from your town to the casino's and back. Check with your State operating agency.

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Brandy Fuller
Owner S.L.S.

January 3rd, 2001, 03:23 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GOODTIMESLIMO:
I came up with an idea to run a shuttle service to a local casino from my city... I was wondering if anybody else does this sort of thing... I figure that it would be a good way to get the car out on weeknights... Any suggestions on advertising or other techniques would be greatly appreciated... I figure that if I ran 2 trips on one weekday at $30 a person. In my 8 passenger limousine it would bring me almost $500. The casino is 70 miles away which is a good deal for a round trip, so I would think... I just don't know how to get those kinds of clients ... meaning people who are willing to ride with strangers... If you have any thoughts please contact me or respond to this add... I feel this could be a good way for all of us to keep the cars out during downtime... <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Well GOODTIMES,
If you are NOT a CAB Co., then you cannot charge a "per person" fee if the people do not book the car as a group. Those rate structures are governed by the P.U.C., and if the word gets out, you can be fined. Also, anyone out there in the New England area, if you're in need of an extra vehicle, I know this Co. that has a Luxury Limo-Van, with all the ammenities, and is also "wheelchair accessible". Only Livery Service that does that so far....visit them at, http://CSNE1.tripod.com

April 1st, 2001, 11:18 AM
goodtimes, skip the ads and the charge per person.directly contact social groups or organizations that include a lot of retirees, ie. american legion, moose clubs and so on. talk directly to the people in charge and give them an intro offer. our population of retirees w/ disposable income will double in the next ten years, so you are on to a good thing. good luck. charlie