Hi there, it’s richard again. No, this isn’t meant to threaten any departments or harm anyone this is all what I have been thinking during my time here since late 2016 and with the rise of DOT in V2. In all honesty, DOT is a great department the leaders know how to run it only bad side is the rogues but I hope they could fix that up later on. DOT should not be targetted in anyways because of this post, but the reason I’m bringing this up is for private businesses and how DOT taxicabs affect rideshare companies and private sector transportation jobs in one way.
First of all, lets start to talk about realism of the situation. Now, let me ask you this: When have you ever seen a taxi service provided by any State DOT in the U.S? No one, right? Because, DOT’s job is to revise any private transportation groups whether it could be freight market jobs like a logistics company for trucks, moving truck companies, limo services, taxicab companies owned by private sector owners, trains and of course rideshare businesses. They are in charge of everything road operational like what was mentioned above, now, what I honestly think isn’t real is the fact that DOT hands out taxi rides for free. This breaks realism as it doesn’t happen in real life unless you have insurance you get your courtesy car if your car is under repair, etc.
I know we cannot get rid of taxicabs from DOT some times but what IF: DOT started charging very cheap and affordable amounts for rides? Listen, before all of you disagree and massacre me on these ideas, the reason is because well, we’re forced to charge for free because people do not want to pay for a ride, which I think if both the DOT and private sector transport company owners actually set fair prices at cheap prices everyone could agree. If they both agree on prices and make it an act like what mayflower has: “The Taxi Driver Protection Act of 2020” like this, except with a price regulation. People can actually gain profit out of this and thus businesses would blossom. I honestly find it unrealistic that DOT charges taxicabs for free. DOT doesn’t win much either but with fares given from people, they could win a little bit more, just a tad more. If only prices were agreed and set companies could gain profit just like the commerce system works in Aigio and Mayflower.
When I was in mayflower back in 2018, regulations were set by department of commerce for any private transportation company in which it was required to set a definite price starting at a minimum 10 in game dollars which is absolutely nothing and cannot exceed a specific amount. But the companies could also alter it to a few dollars extra not a big deal, although it would be better to keep a set and steady price for all of these types of companies yet again agreeing to it. Although, we might encounter a development problem issue because in v2 it says that 5k in wallet and bank thing, in which some people are restricted of donating. For developers, I honestly hope this issue won’t be a problem any longer.
Third of all, the starter money for citizens to buy a car. I honestly think, it should be less than 4000 dollars straight off the boat for visitors. If it was reduced less, there could be possibilities of them becoming citizens quicker and more law abiding by not having their car to drive recklessly on purpose or not knowing because if we give these tourists when they become citizens chances to gain money faster, they could work for any business in firestone. But yes, obviously each private sector employee should pay their workers reasonably at a fair amount and explain them how to gain more cash if they actually cared about working. Give them methods and goals on what to gain if they work for your business. This is all that I’m asking, if the starter cash was reduced just a little bit for tourists and if they became citizens faster, there would be more work opportunities. Now, I know a lot of you are going to disagree and bash on me for this idea but I honestly think this would work. Some businesses are going inactive or are classified as inactive but this can be separated into 2 reasons:
- Inactive because they either have been trying their best to get workers by recruiting at job fairs, business ads, etc. but no one does not care about the business or want to work because of no ingame cars, team, etc which people find it as novelty or popular and that some newer citizens who wish to work for a business only find it cool to use any of these types of businesses and sometimes not the rest of other businesses who lack of this opportunity. (this is for V2, possibly not for V3 but still I would love to hear your opinions).
- Inactive because of lazy owners who lost interest in the business or honestly didn’t care for opening a business just for the novelty and fandom of opening one for absolutely no reason and turning out as a big failure. This is the prime example of which a business shouldn’t even get dev support, if there’s no interest from part of the owners or effort whatsoever.
However, businesses who do show effort honestly, I think deserve to get a second chance and a bigger view by the rest of the community. Yes, these may also include those who have properties handed out by commerce who were pre-made before any custom requests and businesses such as Flyft, DriveGlide, Capital Gas, Original Pizza or Uber who are working a lot but nobody really doesn’t seem to care because once again, no dev support. If only there was a way that business owners who lack the opportunity of dev support could be given a second chance and a more open, welcoming, and interesting way of getting workers. What are your honest opinions on this guys?