Category Archives: Car Services Tampa Bay

Airport Shuttle Service/Clearwater Florida

Are you flying in or out of any of the Tampa Bay area airports?

 

We can take you anywhere!

Not Big & Fancy, Just Really Good

 

Easy, Reasonable Flat Rates

 

Safe – Legal – Reliable – On Time

 

Call Me Or Book Online HERE!

Lance Greene, Mobile# – 727-288-1545

On Call 24/7

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Funeral Transportation in Clearwater FL

In this time of need, when you need to decompress, let me take care of your transportation needs.

When a loved one has passed, you don’t need to fight with traffic. Let me and my fellow colleagues do that for you. We are professionally licensed and permitted as limousine operators and our Level 2 backgrounds along with fingerprinting have been performed by the St. Petersburg Police and Hillsborough County Sheriff Departments and done in person.   

We will be glad to provide services for you in Clearwater, Dunedin, Palm Harbor, Tarpon Springs, St. Petersburg or even Tampa. 

I will pick you up at your door in the above pictured black Chevrolet suburban (7 guest capacity)  and return you to your door afterwards. Or you may pick from one of, or all of our other available vehicles as pictured below.

We are laid back and relaxed. No stressors. 

We also have white Lincoln town cars available as pictured below. 

Call me and I will be glad to answer any of your questions. Or you may go HERE to view our online booking form and rates.

We aren’t big and fancy….just really good… :-)!

Let us take care of YOU today.

Thank you, Lance Greene Mobile# 727-288-1545

 

Available vehicles are pictured below:

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Going to the Straz Center, Tampa FL?

Wizard Of OZ!

Coming July 12-17, 2016

The Straz Center for the Performing Arts

I can take you there in style!

Safe – Reliable – On Time

1-7 passengers = One Rate (See Rates Page)

Call me to Reserve your ride

Lance Greene TC#6 Mobile#: 727-288-1545

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Riding With BATS, What Do You Get?

I am an independant contractor for BATS Taxi & Town Car Service

SO…What do you get when you ride with BATS?

  • You get a fully, commercially licensed & insured legal vehicle!
  • You get a licensed professional driver with proper background checks and fingerprinting done by local law enforcement agencies, done in person.
  • You get in-house professional ASE certified mechanics maintaining all of our vehicles.
  • You get real live people…staffed in an office in a stand-alone building on Saint Pete Beach Fl that you can speak to on the phone or in person.
  • You get taxi service
  • You get town car service
  • You get reservation capability and so are able to reserve a car just for you on a particular day and time in advance.
  • You get a management team you can speak with if you have an issue.
  • You get lost and found that you may call 24 hours and speak to a person.
  • You get properly permitted, insured, and licensed vehicles and drivers
  • You get vehicles which are clean, in fact they are fully detailed monthly
  • You get a real phone number…staffed with local, real people at 727-367-3702 that you can call and speak to somebody 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days a year.
  • You get a 35 year-old Local Company run by the same family for that entire time.
  • You get one of the most honest transportation companies I personally have ever seen in this business. 
  • You get our BATS TALK TAXI APP where you can hail a taxi at the touch of a button and even send a message to the driver – Down load on Google Play
  • You get online taxi & town car reservation capability through our BATS TAXI website.
  • You get drivers who care about what they’re doing and love what they’re doing.
  • You get extremely fair prices… these prices are fair for you, the driver and the company…. everybody wins. 
  • You get the option to pay with cash or credit card.
  • You get taxis that all have cameras in them.
  • You get a vehicle that you can identify because it has trade dress logos.
  • You get a company that won’t charge you more because of high demand, traffic or weather.
  • You get a company that prepares to have drivers available on holidays.
  • You get a driver that the company has actually met, interviewed, vetted and interacts with face-to-face on a regular, almost daily basis.
  • You get a company that has not knowingly and with intent broken municipal vehicle for hire ordinances like the ride-share companies are currently doing.
  • You don’t get a company that provides a service they dub “sharing” and then charges you for said service.
  • You DON’T get a company that has accepted investment capitol from oppressive and discriminatory countries.

BOTTOM LINE??

You get a fully legal, local, family owned reputable 35 year old company that pays local, state, and federal taxes.

What do you get with the Ride-share companies?

 

None of the above!

CALL BATS Taxi & Town Car Service Today!

Safe – Reputable – On Time!

727-367-3702

24/7/365

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Is it not fair to make a fair wage anymore?

I have to ask this question, seriously. No sarcasm. That’s difficult for me.

Is it not fair to make a wage? I mean more then a poverty level one that is?

As you know by now I am a Town Car Driver, a licensed Limousine Driver.

I do not make much, no wheres near what most even average people make. 

Middle Class? No wheres near Middle Class. No wheres near.

So, recently I had a regular client ask me for a ride to a particular location in Tampa from St. Petersburg. I informed the client it was an $85 ride. I had a feeling the client would not go for it.  This is a very fair fare in this market for our type of reserved service and many others are higher. We are properly licensed, insured and full level 2 backgrounds checked which include finger printing.

This $85 fare will take me approx 2-2.5 hours to complete and get back home. I get 50% of that fare plus tip and pay gasoline, tolls, credit card fees, car washes etc. The company I drive for maintains the car.  In this case I would then receive $42.50 half fare + 17.00 tip, if this customer was to tip their usual 20%.  So, $59.50 – $11.00 (gas) – .75 toll – 2.38 cc fees = $45.37 total. (not counting the complimentary snacks and beverages)

If that is the only order I received for the day, I would make $45.37 for the day.

It takes a minimum of 3 of those to barely pay my bills. Many days I do get 1 or 2.

So……this customer(who I have provided discounted service to for over one year) tells me they just cannot do the $85 fare as they must stick to a budget. This customer lives very well. Very well. (not knocking it, simply stating a fact)

I advise, I understand and ask if I can get them a taxi as it would be $10 cheaper.

They respond with no…..but thank you….will find a different alternative.

Their alternative is Uber. 

So I respond and say…… ohhhhh noooooo you are going to take Uber aren’t you?!!

The customer responds……”Sorry, it’s like $35, you left me no choice.”

Really??

So, I was offended and flabbergasted as I have cut this customer deals for a long time now and provided excellent service to them and their family.

$35.00?? Really??  So you are asking me to cut my wage more than half??? Seriously?

Don’t I deserve to make some sort of decent wage? I provide an excellent service and provide complimentary snacks and beverages and go out of my way to please my customers. I work hard. Real hard.

This client usually takes our services to the airport for $55 (our regular rate is $65)…..this day the client was going a further distance and wanted the rate to be near that $35.

I drive 45 minutes just to pick up the client. We do not sit around town like taxi’s or Uber etc. We are a reservation based luxury Town Car Service. We take really great care of our customers.

This client was asking me to now….drive 45 minutes to pick them up…..then drive another hour to their destination…..and then it is another 45 minutes back home.

So now…..the client was asking me to go from making $45.37….. to making 50% of $35…..in other words…. 17.50 + 7.00 tip – $11.00 (gas) – .75 toll – .63 cc fees for a total = $12.12 for 2.5 hours…..thats $4.84 per hour.

The Uber driver might make about $16.00 on that trip. Annnnnnd they have to maintain their car!  No one is making a wage at this point. No one. Not us, not the Uber driver…..No one.

And that is Cool?

Really?

Thank you for listening.

Lance Greene

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Check Us Out On TripAdvisor!

Hello to you!

I want your business!

Are you coming to the awesome beaches of Western Florida?

Looking for a safe, reliable, licensed, insured and properly background checked transportation company and driver/Chauffeur?

Well!  Here you are! You found us!

Check us out on TripAdvisor!

I will pick you up anywhere in the Tampa Bay / St. Petersburg FL area and get you where you need to go safely and on time.

Level 2 Backgrounds checked by the Hillsborough County Sheriff and St. Petersburg FL Police Departments.

Arrive Safe!

Available 24/7/365

CONTACT LANCE! Mobile: 727-288-1545

Independent Professional Driver with a local 35 year old transportation company in St. Pete Beach….Bats Taxi & Town Car

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Private Jet? – Tampa FL Destinations?

Coming into Tampa Bay on a Private Jet?

Looking for a safe, reliable and reasonably priced Town Car Service?

Available 24/7/365

Wanting a properly licensed and Professional Driver?

(Level 2 Backgrounds checked by local Pinellas & Hillsborough Authorities)

Flat Rates or Charter Rates reasonably priced

Minimum Charge = $45

Charter Hourly Rate = $65/Hr for a Town Car & $85/Hr  for a full sized Suburban

Flat Rate Example: Tampa Executive Airport to Pinellas Beach areas = $95 for 1-7 guests

Landmark Aviation or ExecuJet to Pinellas area Beaches: 1-4 guests= $65 or 5-7 guests= $85

In County Flat Rates: From within Hillsborough County traveling within Hillsborough for day to day travel from Point A to Point B is as follows.

ONE RATE = Town Car or Full Sized Suburban

1-12 MILES: $45.00 

13-19 MILES: $55.00 

20-33 MILES: $65.00 

34-46 MILES: $95.00

Professional Driver: Lance Greene TC#6 Suburban 1-7 passengers

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CONTACT LANCE! >>>  727-288-1545 Call or Text!

Tampa Int’l Airport Ground Transportation

DID YOU KNOW??

You can actually get a clean, safe, reliable, licensed, professionally driven and operated town car at the Tampa International Airport for about the same or less then a taxi? 

1-4 passengers = $65 and 5-7 passengers = $85

YEP! Sure can! 

Now them there are some nice rides!

Bay Area Town Car Service, better known as BATS Taxi & Town Car, has been in business for 35 years and we can pick you up at the Tampa and St. Petersburg/Clearwater Airports.

We can take you anywhere, but we are the ones to call if you are coming in to the Tampa Bay area Airports and going to the beaches.

1-4 passengers = $65 and 5-7 passengers = $85

*Note: 4 passengers with excessive luggage requiring an SUV= $85

So especially if you are going to St. Pete Beach FL, Treasure Island FL, Madeira Beach FL, Redington Beach FL, Indian Rocks Beach FL or Clearwater Beach FL…. BATS is the one to call!

Please call in advance as we pre-schedule our drivers just for you!

There are easy ways to book a ride with BATS!

  1. Call me personally on my mobile at: 727-288-1545 (Lance Greene TC#6)
  2. Order online at www.batstaxi.com
  3. Call BATS TAXI & TOWN CAR on our 24 Hour dispatch line at: 727-367-3702

 

Call BATS TODAY! In fact….CALL US NOW!

You will be very glad you did!

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We look forward to serving you!

Thank you for stopping by!

Lance Greene SUV driver TC#6

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Global Identity Summit 2015 Towncar & Taxi Services

Hello to you at The AFCEA-Global Identity Summit/Spargo Inc.,
 
Bay Area Towncar Service (BATS) would like to congratulate you on your upcoming Global Identity Summit in Tampa, Florida this September 21-24, 2015 at the Tampa Convention Center and presented by the Biometric Consortium and AFCEA.  
 
BATS has provided extensive transportation services in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties for over 30+ years. Trusted, Insured, Reliable.
 
Our Professional Luxury Towncar drivers are licensed to provide transportation in both Tampa, Florida(Hillsborough) and Pinellas and are Level 2 background checked by the Hillsborough County Sheriff and St. Petersburg Florida Police departments.  BATS understands and cares about the level of sensitivity of your industry.
 
When your attendees arrive at Tampa International Airport(requires our Towncar Services) or St. Pete/Clearwater Airport, BATS would love to be there to transport everyone safely to your conference or any sightseeing you may want to do.
 
Our Luxury Towncars will pick up your attendees at Tampa International Airport or St. Pete/Clearwater Airport and safely transport them to their destinations. We can also return them to the airports when they leave to go home for the same price. 
 
We have New Special Conference Pricing for Tampa destinations: (Pickup in Tampa requires our Towncar Services)
 
1) Tampa International Airport(TPA) destinations of Downtown Tampa Hotels/Convention Center or within a 12 mile radius – (Includes MacDill Airforce Base):
 
$45 = 1-7 passengers = One Rate in a Private Luxury Towncar (1-4) or Private Luxury Suburban (1-7)
 
2) St. Pete/Clearwater International Airport(PIE), destinations of Downtown Tampa Hotels/Convention Center(Includes MacDill Airforce Base):
 
$55 = 1-7 passengers = One Rate in a Private Luxury Towncar or Private Luxury Suburban
 
3) $39 = 1-5 passengers – Taxi Service(Pinellas County) – Pick up from St. Pete/Clearwater International Airport(PIE) to Downtown Tampa Hotels/Convention Center:
In addition, while your attendees are here, we would love to provide them transportation to dinner, points of interest or other fun places they may want to see. Tampa is relatively easy to get around in within a 12 mile radius. That price being $45 to and $45 from anywhere in Tampa within that 12 mile radius. Please call for more information and pricing for other locations/destinations as needed. When calling please Identify yourselves as AFCEA-Global Identity Summit and ask for “Conference Rates.”
If you have any questions, concerns or ideas, please feel free to call me directly.
 
Thank you for choosing Tampa, Florida for your 2015 AFCEA Global Identity Summit! BATS looks forward to serving your transportation needs.
 
CONFERENCE PICKUP RESERVATIONS: 727-360-2820
Thank You!
Lance Greene

BATS – Bay Area Towncar Direct Mobile#: 727-288-1545

Bats Taxi & Town Car
5201 Gulf Blvd
St Pete Beach, Fl 33706

www.batstaxi.com


My hopes for you today: That you take time to laugh. That business or work has been good for you today. That someone has made your day enjoyable.  :-))!
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ION GNSS+ 2015 Conference

Hello to you at ION,
 
Bay Area Towncar Service (BATS) would like to congratulate you on your upcoming ION GNSS+ Conference in Tampa, Florida this Sept.14-18, 2015  
 
BATS has provided extensive transportation services in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties for over 30+ years. 
 
Our Professional Luxury Towncar drivers are licensed to provide transportation in both Tampa, Florida(Hillsborough) and Pinellas and are Level 2 background checked by the Hillsborough County Sheriff and St. Petersburg Florida Police departments.  BATS understands and cares about the level of sensitivity of your industry.
 
When your attendees arrive at Tampa International Airport(requires our Towncar Services) or St. Pete/Clearwater Airport, BATS would love to be there to transport everyone safely to your conference or any sightseeing you may want to do.
 
Our Luxury Towncars will pick up your attendees at Tampa International Airport or St. Pete/Clearwater Airport and safely transport them to their destinations. We can also return them to the airports when they leave to go home for the same price. 
 
We have New Special Conference Pricing for Tampa destinations: (Pickup in Tampa requires our Towncar Services)
 
1) Arriving into Tampa International Airport(TPA) and destinations of Downtown Tampa Hotels/Convention Center or within a 12 mile radius – (Includes MacDill Airforce Base):
 
$45 = 1-7 passengers = One Rate in a Private Luxury Towncar (1-4) or Private Luxury Suburban (1-7)
 
2) Arriving into St. Pete/Clearwater International Airport(PIE), destination of Downtown Tampa Hotels/Convention Center(Includes MacDill Airforce Base):
 
$55 = 1-7 passengers = One Rate in a Private Luxury Towncar or Private Luxury Suburban
 
3) $39 = Taxi Service(Pinellas County) – Pick up from St. Pete/Clearwater International Airport(PIE) to Downtown Tampa Hotels/Convention Center:
 
In addition, while your attendees are here, we would love to provide them transportation to dinner, points of interest or other fun places they may want to see. Tampa is relatively easy to get around in within a 12 mile radius. That price being $45 to and $45 from anywhere in Tampa within that 12 mile radius. Please call for more information and pricing for other locations/destinations as needed. When calling please Identify yourselves as ION and ask for the “Conference Rates.”
 
If you have any questions, concerns or ideas, please feel free to call me directly.
 
Thank you for choosing Tampa, Florida for your 2015 ION GNSS+ Conference! BATS looks forward to serving your transportation needs.
 
 
BATS CONFERENCE PICKUP RESERVATION LINE: 727-360-2820
Thank You!

 
Lance Greene
BATS – Bay Area Towncar Service 
Mobile#: 727-288-1545
Bats Taxi & Town Car
5201 Gulf Blvd
St Pete Beach, Fl 33706
 
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