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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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No Shows At Tampa Airport….Or Anywhere

Have you ever perhaps ordered a car service or taxi to pick you up at the airport or any location and then simply not show up without calling and cancelling your order?

We all understand, things happen

Maybe you miss your flight, or decided to ride with a friend

Or maybe even decided to take a different flight AND ride with a friend, or another service.

Simply put, maybe your plans simply changed.

That is OK.

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Here is what happens when you “No-Show” a driver

The driver most likely drove quite aways to pick you up, in many cases it could be over 20 miles, especially here in Pinellas County Florida when picking you up at the Tampa International Airport.

In addition, that driver may have waited at the airport for you for over an hour, way over an hour.

When you do not show up, without calling to cancel, that driver now has spent 30-40 minutes driving to pick you up, waited for you for at least one hour, possibly had to pay a minimum of $4.00 in parking, possibly paid tolls, and spent the gas to get there.

Now, he/she drives back to where they came from….in our case home or another part of the city from a previous order.  Either way it is a long way back and all we did was spend time and money.

Bottom Line?

Please Please Please…..

We all understand, things happen…..

Please be considerate and call and cancel if you do not need your driver to pick you up as planned. It will help us greatly and we will actually appreciate it!

IF you do not….quite honestly the only one you are hurting is the driver

ALL US DRIVERS THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!

Firestone Grand Prix 2015 – St. Petersburg FL

First of all, my congrats goes out to…….. 

Juan Pablo Montoya wins Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg

On Saturday 3/28/2015 I was blessed with the opportunity to pu a Media representative at the Tampa International Airport and bring him to the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.  MAN I loved it!

I got to go inside the pit areas where all the cars, trucks, drivers etc were.

In a word….awesome!

I could have spent all day there, but I simply could not as I had other customers to pick up. But while I was there I grabbed a couple pics!

The St. Petersburg Police were helpful as always! Thank you!

:-))! 

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EASTER BRUNCH, APRIL 5th!

Be Safe and Thoroughly Enjoy Easter Brunch on April 5th!

Reserve my services today! (727)-288-1545

Here are a few ideas for Brunch

Jackson’s Bistro Tampa

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The Birch & Vine @ The Birchwood Inn

St. Petersburg, FL.

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The Sirata Hotel – St. Pete Beach FL.

Easter Brunch Menu

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Rusty Pelican Tampa

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Call Me Today!

Arrive in Style on April 5th for brunch!

(727)-288-1545

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Festivals Of Speed – Tampa & St. Petersburg Florida

www.festivalsofspeed.com

Will you be going to the Festivals Of Speed in either Tampa or St.Petersburg or both?

Go in style and reserve my services today! I provide many extras in my car. A service many appreciate.

Friday March 6th – 8pm-11pm – Tampa Bay Automobile Museum – VIP Cocktail Reception

Sunday March 8th – 10am-4pm – Vinoy Park – 250+ Exotic Vehicles on display

Call today and reserve now!

Direct Mobile#: 727-288-1545

OR

BATS Town Car Dispatch Line: 727-360-2820 (Please request TC#7)

(If I am booked please ask to reserve Tim #9 or Ken #4)

***If you have 4 or more people please ask to be booked with Tim in TC#9 as he drives a full sized Suburban

THANK YOU!  See you soon!

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Seeking Corporate Clients

My specialty is the Corporate Client – If you need a driver who is licensed, level 2 background checked and approved, on-time, professional, courteous, goes the extra mile….literally :) and carries extra items in the car for the client, then you have come to the right place.

I am currently seeking new Corporate Clients who desire safe upscale treatment for themselves and their business clients. 

With extensive experience owning my own elite corporate/celebrity limousine service in Minnesota in the past, I ensure you will receive above and beyond service, professional and confidential. I know when to talk and when not to. 

Living in Clearwater, FL., I can easily get anywhere in the Pinellas and Hillsborough County areas.

I would be happy to meet with you so you may get to know me before you book with me.

Simply give me a call, I am on-call 24 hours per day and I have two other team members who can help out also when needed. Full sized Suburban also available.

Direct Mobile: 727-288-1545

Lance Greene TC#7

Providing Directions To Your Hired Driver…

As a driver, although we drive all over Gods Little Green Acres each day, it is difficult to know every street, nook and cranny everywhere…..however we know many many of them. Sure, we have and use GPS, but personally I do not care for using GPS all the time.  I prefer to pull up a Google map and memorize where I need to go since I basically know the area anyway.

The key is, your driver most likely knows all the main roads to get very close to your actual destination, but maybe we might just need your help once in a while getting down the little side streets that jog here and there through a neighborhood. Directions at this point are appreciated and can be very helpful as gps can be distracting I feel, although I do use it if needed.

My point here is this, a suggestion to you is to please keep your directions to a minimum and limited to primarily when your driver is close to your destination.  Please do not give him/her turn by turn directions, simply provide to the driver where they need to end up.  There are reasons for this, mostly is that the professional driver is thinking about more things than just the physical address and we are thinking about different things than when you personally drive yourself to the same location, whether it is your home or business. 

What the driver thinks about:

So you have hired a driver to take you somewhere and make sure you get there easily, comfortably, safe and in style.  However, you feel compelled to provide directions even if the driver does not ask.  This is normal.

Here is the problem……

When you the customer provide directions you give them based on how you drive to the location and what you do on your way there. Professional drivers think about numerous other things and take routes based on a number of factors. Maybe you take a certain road because you stop at your favorite store, dry cleaners or coffee shop and do other errands on the way when needed.  If you/we stop along the way, you will enter the shopping area for example from a certain direction because it is simply the way you like to go.  Once you get there you park.  That is the difference….you park.  We do not.

Example: Shopping Center: You need to stop on the way to pick up some supplies for a meeting at the office which we will end up at.  You know the shopping center and you go a specific way all the time because it works for you. BUT, when you get there….again…..you park.  The thing is, the driver knows the shopping center location also and he/she starts their planning much before they get there.  We will most likely take a different street to get there….why?  Because we need to make sure we end up entering what ever location it is on the correct side.  Correct side you ask?  Yes.  The professional driver wants to make sure they enter on the side that has you closest to the curb when exiting the car for your safety. We do not want you to have to cross the parking lot or a lane where other vehicles are coming through.  In addition, we may go around the block instead of taking a direct street because we do not want to have to cut across traffic. It is much more efficient and safer to go around the block and come in on the proper side making all right turns.  This is also something UPS found helped safety and fuel efficiency.

Specific Roads: This may be repetitive, but again, the professional driver most likely takes a different route than you do or may be used to.  The reason is we drive the roads every day all day long.  The professional driver knows where the accidents have been that day, where the snarls have been etc and will take a different route to avoid any “possible” safety or time issues.  Many drivers will take a certain route because it suits the way we drive and also because it will possibly give you a more comfortable ride with less stop lights. We strive to go the routes with less stop and go.

Bottom line?  We appreciate the directions when we are close to an unfamiliar destination, as we cannot know all of them and we see so many.  However, we are concerned with many other things along the way and once we arrive that you may not be, so please leave the nitty gritty up to the driver.  If the driver states that they usually go a certain way, please do not say that it is much easier your way….because most likely for the driver it is not easier and not safer for you or the driver.

Bottom line?  It is the safety we are after.

Comfort and style happens when you arrive safe.

Thank you!