So I just got back from Vegas with my wife with whom I've been going to Vegas 1 or 2 times per year since 2009. On our first trip we took a shuttle. After waiting an hour to get going and making multiple stops along the way before finally getting to our hotel near midnight, that particular mode of transportation was off the table for all future trips. It's not even that much less expensive and time wasted in Vegas is costly enough as it is when you consider what it takes to get time off, book a flight, a hotel, and get away in the first place. Since then, we've always taken a taxi whenever we moved about town. With Mirage as one of our most common stays, we were seeing rides to both the Airport and Downtown in the range of $20-$30. Odds of having a nice and cautious cab driver vs. a scary and reckless cab driver was about 50/50 generally speaking. Waiting in line for a taxi was pretty much a constant everywhere except downtown where there is always a line of of available cabs in front of The Plaza. Fast forward to 2017 where we finally went all in on using rideshare services like Lyft. We took around 15 rides this trip and the experience was night and day. All of our rides were under $10 (not including tip) with the exception of the ride from the airport which has an extra surcharge on it I'm presuming imposed by the airport on Lyft. From Mirage to Downtown or vice versa was around $9 and change. 100% of the drivers were friendly with clean vehicles that they drove with the kind of care that you would expect someone to drive their own personal property. After 15 rides, I can say that Lyft's vetting/feedback process is working pretty dang good. Contrary to my initial preconceptions, I feel that there is much greater sense of accountability with these ride sharing services than there is with a taxi service. Waiting for a ride? Hah, 2 minutes tops every time no matter where we were at any time of day. Half the time there was already a guy on the block who pulled in within seconds of us requesting a ride on the app. Based on this experience, I don't understand for the life of me how taxis and shuttles still exist in Vegas. There is no value proposition there anymore as far as I can tell.