Category Archives: Tampa Airport Ground Transportation

Bringing Bach to the Public — Longreads Blog

I enjoy posting articles once in a while that I see here on WordPress….here is one which I just thought this was cool and thought I would pass it on……thank you, Lance Greene

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A conversation with violinist Michelle Ross, who, for a month, toured New York City playing Bach’s entire solo violin cycle in public spaces.

via Bringing Bach to the Public — Longreads Blog

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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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Vacationing in…….

Need a ride to or from the Airports?

I can take you to or pick you up from the Tampa International or St Petersburg/Clearwater International Airports. 24/7/365

Where ever you are going I can get you there!

Whether your destination is local and you are going to Tampa, St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island, Madeira Beach, Redington Beach, Indian Rocks Beach or Clearwater Beach….I can get you there.

Most common Rate = 1-4 passengers at $65 and 5-7 passengers at $85

Need to get to Orlando International or Disney World??

1 – 7 passengers =  $195 

I can get you there!

Annnnd…..I carry complimentary snacks and beverages

Call Me! Lance Greene: 727-288-2545

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Lots of Traffic! Hire a car service!

I came across this article the other day

Just another reason to hire a car service

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8 BILLION hours in traffic!!

Call me today if you are coming into Tampa Bay Florida and I will be glad to drive you through the traffic and provide complimentary snacks and beverages along the way.

From KFOR News Channel 4

Americans were stuck in traffic for 8 billion hours in 2015

NEW YORK – Pity the Angeleno with a crosstown commute.

Los Angeles has the worst traffic of any U.S. city in terms of average time wasted per commuter, according to a 2015 traffic scorecard from transportation analytics firm INRIX.

Los Angeles snagged the top spot with 81 hours spent in traffic per commuter in 2015.

Residents of Washington, D.C. and San Francisco were a little better off – but not much. They tied for second with 75 wasted hours per year.

It’s not all bad news, however.

INRIX said increased traffic often comes hand-in-hand with economic advances.

“Cities that have experienced the most economic improvement during the past year are at highest risk for consequences related to worsened traffic conditions, including reduced productivity, higher emissions and increased stress levels,” the company said in a news release.

INRIX said commuters spent more than 8 billion extra hours of traffic across the U.S. in 2015.

Here’s the complete ranking of time wasted per commuter:

  • Los Angeles – 81 hours/year
  • Washington, D.C. – 75 hours
  • San Francisco – 75 hours
  • Houston – 74 hours
  • New York – 73 Hours
  • Seattle, Wash. – 66 hours
  • Boston – 64 hours
  • Chicago – 60 hours
  • Atlanta – 59 hours
  • Honolulu – 49 hours

How do those commute times compare to European cities? Only London ranked higher than Los Angeles, with 101 hours of delay per user.

And here is a photo of traffic I was in on 3-15-2016 @ 5:40pm near the Rocky Point area of Tampa FL.
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Safe, Reliable Transportation To/From TPA

Hello!

Looking for Reliable, Safe, Licensed Ground Transportation to or from Tampa International Airport?  (@flytpa)

Are legitimate background checks important to you?

You have found us and we are very reasonably priced

Going the extra mile for you is my specialty

Call or text me 24/7:

727-288-1545

 

All our drivers have all had Level 2 backgrounds checked. 

Do you know what that means?

It means that the local authorities (Police) have physically seen us, finger printed each one of us and done a complete background check on us and each one of us has paid $100 for each background check

BOTH the Hillsborough County Sheriff and St. Petersburg Police Departments have completed these background checks on us and so they can be easily verified

Call or text me 24/7:

727-288-1545

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The Guy with the complimentary Snacks And Beverages!

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An Independent Professional Driver for BATS Taxi & Town Car Service

St. Pete Beach FL

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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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Need Great Ground Transportation?

Hello to you!!

Vacationing??

Business Travel??

Are you flying into the Tampa Bay Florida area? 

Looking for safe, quality and reliable ground transportation at a reasonable cost?

You have found it!

Call or Text – Mobile#: 727-288-1545

Properly licensed and Level 2 Backgrounds checked by local Hillsborough County Sheriff and St. Petersburg FL Police Departments.

PINELLAS & TAMPA IN COUNTY RATES

1-12 MILES: $45

13-19 MILES: $55

20-33 MILES: $65

Downtown Tampa to St. Petersburg and vice versa = $85

Tampa International Airport Rates: 

To St. Petersburg: 1-4 Passengers = $65 and 5-7 Passengers = $85

(***4 Passengers with excessive luggage = $85)

Please ask for additional Flat Rate info to other specific locations

I am On Call 24/7

Thank you!

Professional Driver – Lance Greene TC#6 

Call Or Text – Mobile#: 727-288-1545

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Red carpet : Matt Damon and Ben Affleck on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice star Ben Affleck has joined the lineup for the after-Oscars edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live, ABC announced. Ben Affleck in GUCCI Matt Damon  in Versace The show is …

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