- Associated Press - Thursday, December 15, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Newly released figures show taxicab companies in Clark County are struggling to attract passengers amid increased competition from ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2gLmFBg ) the Nevada Taxicab Authority, which regulates the industry in southern Nevada, says there were more than 1.6 million taxi trips in November. That represents a nearly 20 percent drop from the same month last year.

The agency also reported 21.6 million taxi trips during the first 11 months of the year, a decrease of more than 16 percent compared with the same period in 2015.

Taxi companies have been trying to deal with declining ridership and revenue due to the increased popularity of newcomers Uber and Lyft.

The taxicab authority will consider eliminating or reducing fuel surcharges and a $3 credit card fee next month.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, https://www.lvrj.com

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