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Peabody could effectively ban UberX

The Salem News reports the city's mayor has drafted regulations that could make it difficult for the rideshare service to keep sharing rides there.

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I can say without a doubt that anyone who lives there should really just buy a friggin car.

There is no other way to get around.

The taxi co.'s should just work it out with the three people who use their services.

See ya at the Sea Witch.

http://cappyinboston.blogspot.com/

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or you need to go to the airport.

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If you need to get to the airport from Peabody, it's honestly easier to get a shuttle from Anderson/Woburn.

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Is that honestly easier than having someone pick you up at your house?

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I was considering the most affordable, but yeah, the direct to your door shuttle services are probs the best

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It's probably a shorter distance to walk to the airport!

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Next time you are in Peabody and need to get to the airport try using the Peabody/Logan express.
It is much cheaper, way more comfortable and drops you right at your terminal.

http://www.massport.com/logan-airport/to-and-from-logan/logan-express/pe...

Have a wonderful day.

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Crap that's the one I was thinking of.

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People who don't live in Peabody telling you how to live.

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Try paying Massachusetts rents on Social Security Disability benefits of $13K a year.

Now try owning a car in that mix - if you can even legally drive.

Doesn't work, does it? People live in places like Peabody because they can afford the rent. Unfortunately, they can't afford rent someplace where transit is better.

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From my experience, the heaviest users of cabs outside of big cities are generally the elderly. Are you suggesting that all seniors should rely on their own cars for all of their transportation needs? Because that hasn't always worked out so well in the past.

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ALL old people including you should just run out and buy a Mercedes. Today.

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You wound me.

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You can keep riding that pink unicycle with the oversized horn. No prob.

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Thank you, kind sir, and have a wonderful Christmas.

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I live in north Salem about 3 blocks from the Peabody line. I've done fine without a car for 2 years now. I don't use Uber, but I do use Zipcar when I need to get to Trader Joes or Lowes. For everything else, I just walk the 1 or 2 miles (walking a mile also necessary to use Zipcar or commuter rail).

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Better idea: get rid of medallions in Peabody since no one can seem to GET A FRICKEN CAB when they need one.

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I think the real discussion should be: How much cash is the mayor of Peabody pocketing from the cab companies to draft these "regulations"?

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Probably like tens of dollars. At least.

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difficult for the rideshare service to keep sharing rides there.

Can we please stop calling a livery dispatch service a "ride sharing service"?

If you offer a service at a price, and someone accepts your offer, and then you provide the service, and then the customer pays you.... that's a perfectly respectable commercial transaction, but there's no "sharing" of anything involved.

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