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Old 06-20-2017, 07:20 AM   #1
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Wondering if anyone has had recent experience regarding the availability of Uber in the Tuftonboro, Moultonboro, Meredith area?
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Old 06-20-2017, 08:41 AM   #2
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To me, This is another example of bringing out of state values to New Hampshire. Most people come up here to get away from all that crap, now you want to implement it up here. Let's try to keep NH the way it was when you 1st realized how good it was. NH has changed for the worse for the last 20 years. Still good but changed from all of the out of Stater's coming up and and changing NH from what you like about it originally.

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That seems a little harsh. There are plenty of reasons to complain about people moving in from out of state then trying to bring all the stuff they left behind but I don't think Uber is one of them.

If the locals can make a few bucks and at the same time remove a few potential drunk drivers from the road that's all to the good.
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We have a house in Ossipee, NH on Ossipee Lake and Uber is not available there.
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That seems a little harsh. There are plenty of reasons to complain about people moving in from out of state then trying to bring all the stuff they left behind but I don't think Uber is one of them.

If the locals can make a few bucks and at the same time remove a few potential drunk drivers from the road that's all to the good.
This is the exact response needed. Really nothing more to say. I use uber daily and sometimes 3 or 4 times a day. Uber, if offered in a given area, will likely have next to no impact on anyone other than a beneficial impact (people make money at their own convenience and people have the luxury of having someone else drive them around). If you're driving the roads in NH, what does it matter if you drive past a car that may be ride sharing? Lighten up, live a little, and stop complaining about everything. Get the facts straight before offering some ridiculous opinion with no support about how it will be a detriment.
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To me, This is another example of bringing out of state values to New Hampshire. Most people come up here to get away from all that crap, now you want to implement it up here. Let's try to keep NH the way it was when you 1st realized how good it was. NH has changed for the worse for the last 20 years. Still good but changed from all of the out of Stater's coming up and and changing NH from what you like about it originally.

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Wow. If "out of state values" means providing safer roads OR mobility options for our increasing elderly population who are house-bound because they can no longer drive...bring it to NH.

Uber is a great way to take drunk drivers off the roads. It is convenient, cheap and provides an alternative income source for local residents who want to do it.
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To me, This is another example of bringing out of state values to New Hampshire. Most people come up here to get away from all that crap, now you want to implement it up here. Let's try to keep NH the way it was when you 1st realized how good it was. NH has changed for the worse for the last 20 years. Still good but changed from all of the out of Stater's coming up and and changing NH from what you like about it originally.

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All it needs is for a few people in the region to try it out as drivers.
Just sign up and install the APP.
If you don't get any pings, then no harm done.

Seems like it would be really good way for vacationers that do not know the area to get around during the summer.
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Uber is really an urban demand/supply business. I doubt we'll see it soon but to suggest that its usage is somehow ANTI-NH or Lakes Region is ignorant to the extreme.
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Uber is being offered seasonally in Killington, VT, a similar model might work in the Lakes Region to meet summer demand. The Upper Valley (Lebanon/Hanover, NH & Norwich/Hartford, VT) entered the Uber world a couple of months ago. There are not a lot of drivers yet so if they are giving someone a ride when you want one, the wait time can be longer than normal for Uber. As more drivers sign on that should improve.
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To me, This is another example of bringing out of state values to New Hampshire. Most people come up here to get away from all that crap, now you want to implement it up here. Let's try to keep NH the way it was when you 1st realized how good it was. NH has changed for the worse for the last 20 years. Still good but changed from all of the out of Stater's coming up and and changing NH from what you like about it originally.

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Seriously? What a mean spirited, miserable response this is. Would hate to have you as a neighbor. Lighten up.

Perhaps an Uber could assist one to be able to enjoy NH that much more....like, going to town or having a few drinks and not wanting to have to drive home. Recently, I met friends in Meredith....they were heading up from MA, coming to my place. We were to meet at Mills Falls first. Really did not want another car with us, but I had no other choice....an Uber would have been perfect. It makes me happy when I hear my kids took an Uber home. It is a way of life for them... if they indulge, they call an Uber.

Not to mention, I am sure there are plenty of folks that could stand to make a few extra $ transporting folks here and there.
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Lyft is another great option (and actually consistently better vehicles since Uber dropped their vehicle standards) ...... I will check my App for availability when up this weekend and report back.


Works the exact same as Uber

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a woman was posting fliers for " Uber girl " on the first weekend of bike week. I saw her at Cactus Jacks & she gave a few to the bartender. I do not know if it was just for bike week, a for the summer. I did get her number ...just in case
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To me, This is another example of bringing out of state values to New Hampshire. Most people come up here to get away from all that crap, now you want to implement it up here. Let's try to keep NH the way it was when you 1st realized how good it was. NH has changed for the worse for the last 20 years. Still good but changed from all of the out of Stater's coming up and and changing NH from what you like about it originally.

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I have lived in NH my whole life. You, my friend, sound like an idiot.
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I have a friend who took Uber from Laconia to Gilford and Laconia to Moultonboro in the last week, so it is definitely around. Uber is a great thing and is probably very welcome to the Lakes Region, IMO
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To me, This is another example of bringing out of state values to New Hampshire. Most people come up here to get away from all that crap, now you want to implement it up here. Let's try to keep NH the way it was when you 1st realized how good it was. NH has changed for the worse for the last 20 years. Still good but changed from all of the out of Stater's coming up and and changing NH from what you like about it originally.

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WOW REALLY?..........A safe ride is a safe ride. I don't care what the cost is to my "NH" way of life.........The key word is 'Live" in Live free or die. If one drunk decides to take Uber home and doesn't drive home that's a win IMO!
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To me, This is another example of bringing out of state values to New Hampshire. Most people come up here to get away from all that crap, now you want to implement it up here. Let's try to keep NH the way it was when you 1st realized how good it was. NH has changed for the worse for the last 20 years. Still good but changed from all of the out of Stater's coming up and and changing NH from what you like about it originally.



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You are a jackass.

Uber would let locals make money and probably bring more business to local establishments.


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My staff come up to live here for the summer, (mostly from NY and they don't have cars) and support local restaurants and shops all summer long. They would love Uber to help them get around and spending more money at local establishments!
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How could anybody think some Uber service would be a BAD thing for the area? The positives have already been said, so I won't repeat them. People will never cease to amaze me. Good grief.
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Uber and Lyft are great services. I would imagine there will be more than a few drivers out there this summer.
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How could anybody think some Uber service would be a BAD thing for the area? The positives have already been said, so I won't repeat them. People will never cease to amaze me. Good grief.
I understand his lament...then Again I'm old and I miss the "simpler" times as well. With the world turning cyber everything, those times are gone forever. Youth and "progressives" want this world around them 24/7...us older folks (speaking generally) not so much.
Nothing wrong with getting a "taxi" ride or an uber ride either (is uber even a word?) it's just the way the world is changing to grasp onto all that is fast and easy with the click of an app.
Not always better or worse...just different...and sometimes the change is troubling to some. Just my humble opinion.
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I understand his lament..
I do, too. I get it. However, something like Uber really is not a threat to any way of life here. You won't even see them unless you look for the U in the windshield and you don't have to use it. I think it's better than seeing a bunch of taxi's or buses!
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We are visiting our Daughter in SF this weekend for her 30th. We will hope that Uber will get us from there to here and so forth. I don't reject technology, I am just cautious.
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To me, This is another example of bringing out of state values to New Hampshire. Most people come up here to get away from all that crap, now you want to implement it up here. Let's try to keep NH the way it was when you 1st realized how good it was. NH has changed for the worse for the last 20 years. Still good but changed from all of the out of Stater's coming up and and changing NH from what you like about it originally.

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Without a lot of "out of state" money coming into New Hampshire it would certainly change for the worse. First, without the additional income from tourists and seasonal visitors NH would need an income tax to make ends meet. Without the additional real estate tax money from people who vacation here in their second homes and use little, if any, services NH would be bankrupt.

Uber is a great economical solution to many transportation problems. Drunk driving, elderly who need help getting to the grocery store or the doctor's office, or just people who cannot or will not drive for a variety of reasons.

Claiming it is anything but a positive option for people is just plain wrong.
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I live in Gilford and the most that I have ever seen on the app is 3. I'm surprised more don't migrate up here from Concord and Manchester during concert nights.
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First of all, how anyone could think Uber is a bad thing is crazy, offering a service and potentially keeping impaired drivers off the road is a great thing. Second, I have used Uber from Laconia to my home in Meredith. I was told by the driver ( Eric), that there are 3 drivers in the area, wait time can be a bit long! Hopefully a couple more could be available for the season.
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It seems to me that Topwater is a bit of a Luddite, i.e. someone opposed to change, especially technological change.

Fair enough, his opinion, his life.

Odds are that a card-carrying Luddite such as he seems to be couldn't use Uber even if he wanted to, as it requires both a smart phone and a downloaded app; a Luddite wouldn't have a smart phone, and would think an "app" is an appliance.
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Odds are that a card-carrying Luddite ... couldn't use Uber even if he wanted to, as it requires both a smart phone and a downloaded app; a Luddite wouldn't have a smart phone, and would think an "app" is an appliance.
You don't need a smartphone for "Go Go Grandparent". You actually talk to a dispatcher. The drivers are Uber drivers with a little extra dispatch connection. They can't always tell if you did an Uber request or GGP phone call.

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I bet rural towns will have Uber before someone starts an old fashioned taxi business.
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For those who cannot drive for whatever reason might find Uber as a way to live a little more free in the Live Free or Die state.
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OK, it's a little nasty in here, I think we should all step back and sing a nice round of Kumbaya.......... I'll start, Ready, 1, 2, 3 "Kumbaya my Lord, Kumbaya" ..... come on now, you know you want to.



Seriously folks, lighten up....... maybe a drum circle would be more appropriate.
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I do, too. I get it. However, something like Uber really is not a threat to any way of life here.
Unless your a taxi driver It's the definition of Disruptive Technology but that's as a good thing.

I use Uber all the time when I travel. Never gave it much thought but assumed I couldn't get one here Upon seeing this thread I pulled up my app and tried it out. Sure enough I can get one even out here on Black Cat. Pretty sweet.
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I'm actually happy with some of the things brought in by "out of staters." I like indoor toilets, electricity, pasteurized and homogenized milk, women's sanitary products, the internet, medicine, and my grandparents. Just to name a few.
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We need Uber and Lyft vessels for the islanders!

fatnlazy- you up for it??
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Already done

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.....elderly who need help getting to the grocery store or the doctor's office, or just people who cannot or will not drive for a variety of reasons.....
For those who are elderly, disabled, or for some other reason have need for transportation to scheduled appointments, supermarket trips, etc., there is Interlakes Community Caregivers (ICCI), serving Meredith, Center Harbor, Moultonborough, Sandwich. Many trips the volunteer drivers make are local, many more are to places such as Laconia or Wolfeboro, and still others are to Concord, Manchester, D-H in Hanover/Lebanon or even Boston. The ICCI office is in Harbor Square, on rte 25 in Moultonborough just over the line from Center Harbor.
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To me, This is another example of bringing out of state values to New Hampshire. Most people come up here to get away from all that crap, now you want to implement it up here. Let's try to keep NH the way it was when you 1st realized how good it was. NH has changed for the worse for the last 20 years. Still good but changed from all of the out of Stater's coming up and and changing NH from what you like about it originally.

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To me, This is another example of bringing out of state values to New Hampshire. Most people come up here to get away from all that crap, now you want to implement it up here. Let's try to keep NH the way it was when you 1st realized how good it was. NH has changed for the worse for the last 20 years. Still good but changed from all of the out of Stater's coming up and and changing NH from what you like about it originally.

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Topwater, first off, congrats on using the internet, probably a big step for someone as resistant to change and technology as you! Second, I just signed up for Uber because you brought to my attention that there is a need for it in the area. For a few hours of my vacations at the lake this year I'll be driving my car with OUT OF STATE plates (GASP!!) around and picking up NH residents and vacationers that don't want to drive drunk . Hopefully you enjoy the safer roads and if you ever need a ride I can walk you through the Uber sign up process. Now turn that FOX news back up and have a great day!
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Topwater, first off, congrats on using the internet, probably a big step for someone as resistant to change and technology as you! Second, I just signed up for Uber because you brought to my attention that there is a need for it in the area. For a few hours of my vacations at the lake this year I'll be driving my car with OUT OF STATE plates (GASP!!) around and picking up NH residents and vacationers that don't want to drive drunk . Hopefully you enjoy the safer roads and if you ever need a ride I can walk you through the Uber sign up process. Now turn that FOX news back up and have a great day!
So now everyone who is anti-progress is a FOX news devotee and therefore obtuse? Good grief. I watch FOX all the time and would embrace UBER/LYFT if they could make a go in the Lakes Region in a second.

This thread has gone on way too long. Please kill it.
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So now everyone who is anti-progress is a FOX news devotee and therefore obtuse? Good grief. I watch FOX all the time and would embrace UBER/LYFT if they could make a go in the Lakes Region in a second.

This thread has gone on way too long. Please kill it.
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London is a world away (thank goodness!), but for those interested in understanding how the other side thinks in the Uber debate, there's a great article in today's NY Times. It shows both the great promise for new drivers and passengers, but also the great cost for old drivers who've made a huge investment and are now paying the price.

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Has anyone had any success with Uber or Lyft in the Lakes Region?
Wondering what my chances will be during Bike Week for a concert at Meadowbrook or whatever it is called these days.


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I install alcohol starting devices at my shop in Ma. There are a lot of people on the road that shouldn't be driving. Anything that gets drunk drivers off the road is a plus in my book. I don't know why anyone anywhere would be against these driving services. Young drivers today use it religiously when they go out drinking. It's the older generation that get the most breathing devices installed in their cars.
Now if we can only figure out a way to keep them from texting while driving we can save a lot more lives on the roads.

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"Has anyone had any success with Uber or Lyft in the Lakes Region?"

All this thread has done is make it another controversial diatribe.

SO, does Uber work in the Lakes Region?

In San Francisco, Uber's ground zero, it is a life changer for those I know who use it regularly and, thus, don't have to own a car or get on a bus with the MS-13 "folks".

I have a need for transportation from a bus stop to my home when I arrive, or depart, The Lakes Region. Uber would be great. It seems taxi service in the area is sparse. I've only seen one taxi provider.
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This is the exact response needed. Really nothing more to say. I use uber daily and sometimes 3 or 4 times a day. Uber, if offered in a given area, will likely have next to no impact on anyone other than a beneficial impact (people make money at their own convenience and people have the luxury of having someone else drive them around). If you're driving the roads in NH, what does it matter if you drive past a car that may be ride sharing? Lighten up, live a little, and stop complaining about everything. Get the facts straight before offering some ridiculous opinion with no support about how it will be a detriment.






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Wondering what my chances will be during Bike Week for a concert at Meadowbrook or whatever it is called these days.
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I needed a ride a few months ago from Channel Marine back to Gilford. It was a Sunday morning around 11am-noon. I checked Uber, there were no drivers in the area. That is the only time I have tried it, not sure if this is a norm in the region or not?
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I needed a ride a few months ago from Channel Marine back to Gilford. It was a Sunday morning around 11am-noon. I checked Uber, there were no drivers in the area. That is the only time I have tried it, not sure if this is a norm in the region or not?
Mr C's taxi service out of Laconia handles the area well. I have used them a few times in the past.

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Uber and Lyft are in the area but not always available. I never stay local when I do rideshare as there's very little going on off season. I drive down to my stomping grounds in Nashua, Salem, Waltham and eventually end up in Boston. I do Uber BLACK CAR which is their luxury transport. You can meet a lot of interesting people and make some decent cash.
Driving for Uber BLACK means your clientele are usually not college age adults going home after a night of drinking in town. It's usually older adults who tend to be better behaved.
I only do this for fun and extra money so I'm not interested in short rides or young drunks.

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Uber and Lyft are in the area but not always available. I never stay local when I do rideshare as there's very little going on off season. I drive down to my stomping grounds in Nashua, Salem, Waltham and eventually end up in Boston. I do UberX which is their luxury transport. You can meet a lot of interesting people and make some decent cash.
Driving for UberX means your clientele are usually not college age adults going home after a night of drinking in town. It's usually older adults who tend to be better behaved.
I only do this for fun and extra money so I'm not interested in short rides or young drunks.
Did not know about UberX is it accessible from the same app?
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We've had a number of Guests come by way of Uber and then find they were unable to get an uber ride home.
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Mr C's taxi service out of Laconia handles the area well. I have used them a few times in the past.

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Did not know about UberX is it accessible from the same app?
Yes it is..but only when available and mostly in higher volume areas. If you go on the app and request a ride they will give you options.
Uber Pool (Uber's budget car pooling option matches you with a rider headed in the same direction)
UberX (Uber's budget option, every day car up to 2 seats)
Uber's premium services include: UberSUV (luxury SUV), Uber XL (UberX option for large groups)
BLACK CAR (High end rides with professional drivers)

I misspoke, I don't drive UberX, it's the Black Car for me!
Because I drive a 'BLACK CAR' I am required to have commercial insurance and only specific car models and colors are permitted.
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Yes it is..but only when available and mostly in higher volume areas. If you go on the app and request a ride they will give you options.
Uber Pool (Uber's budget car pooling option matches you with a rider headed in the same direction)
UberX (Uber's budget option, every day car up to 2 seats)
Uber's premium services include: UberSUV (luxury SUV), Uber XL (UberX option for large groups)
BLACK CAR (High end rides with professional drivers)

I misspoke, I don't drive UberX, it's the Black Car for me!
Because I drive a 'BLACK CAR' I am required to have commercial insurance and only specific car models and colors are permitted.


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Uber and Lyft are in the area but not always available. I never stay local when I do rideshare as there's very little going on off season. I drive down to my stomping grounds in Nashua, Salem, Waltham and eventually end up in Boston. I do Uber BLACK CAR which is their luxury transport. You can meet a lot of interesting people and make some decent cash.
Driving for Uber BLACK means your clientele are usually not college age adults going home after a night of drinking in town. It's usually older adults who tend to be better behaved.
I only do this for fun and extra money so I'm not interested in short rides or young drunks.


Asking since you drive for Uber. Do you think there will be more drivers in the area for bike week?



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I am sure there will be plenty of people willing to make money that week, me included! Any night Meadowbrook has a show there will be drivers in the area.
If you download the Uber app, open it occasionally as if you are requesting a ride. You will get a look at what's available in the area by the options Uber gives you.

I just did a ride request from Laconia to Cambridge and see NO CARS AVAILABLE. You can try this at different times of the day and week to see what's happening in the area. Scheduling a ride for a later time or day is also an option that may work.
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Is the only taxi service I am aware. Are they reliable enough to make an early morning local bus connection to Logan Airport? And vice versa when I'm arriving?

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While Mr C's is a very reliable Taxi Service and has many cars in the area, I believe you might be better off with Maggie's or Steve's airport taxi service who specialize in rides to and from the airport and are also Laconia based. Maggie's and Steve's do not do local taxi service as far as I know and send those calls to Mr C's...

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Thanks Dan. I'll look into it. Do they go to Logan? There is a bus that stops, I think twice/week in Meredith at 9:00 am that takes about 3 hrs. to get to Logan. And then heading north, around the same. The pick-up/drop-off is a parking lot. It wouldn't be pleasant to have to wait long in whatever New Hampshire weather is offering at that time. Or worse, totally miss the ride.

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Thanks Dan. I'll look into it. Do they go to Logan? There is a bus that stops, I think twice/week in Meredith at 9:00 am that takes about 3 hrs. to get to Logan. And then heading north, around the same. The pick-up/drop-off is a parking lot. It wouldn't be pleasant to have to wait long in whatever New Hampshire weather is offering at that time. Or worse, totally miss the ride.

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Pretty sure both go to Logan but best to call and check...

Here's Maggies Info: https://www.yellowpages.com/laconia-...1?lid=12184111

Here's Steve's Info: https://www.yellowpages.com/laconia-...?lid=469895615

And for what its worth: https://www.yelp.com/biz/maggies-taxi-laconia

https://www.yelp.com/biz/stevens-tax...y-svc-meredith


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I install alcohol starting devices at my shop in Ma. There are a lot of people on the road that shouldn't be driving.....
Now if we can only figure out a way to keep them from texting while driving we can save a lot more lives on the roads.
Maybe there should be a device connected to the ignition that asks for the problematic driver's cell phone number, texts it to ask for confirmation, then disables the phone in order to enable the ignition switch. Ignition switched off re-enables the cell phone. I suppose a buddy could enter his phone number so the driver could text while driving, but at least there might be another pair of eyes on the road instead of on a tiny screen. Another idea might be to have a device in the car that mimics a cell phone tower and tells the phone "no service" or jambs the link until the ignition switch is off.
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Thanks Dan. I'll look into it. Do they go to Logan? There is a bus that stops, I think twice/week in Meredith at 9:00 am that takes about 3 hrs. to get to Logan. And then heading north, around the same. The pick-up/drop-off is a parking lot. It wouldn't be pleasant to have to wait long in whatever New Hampshire weather is offering at that time. Or worse, totally miss the ride.

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This is the bus you're talking about, very reliable, comfortable, and a fraction of the price of car service. try the West Ossipee stop as you can buy your tickets there and there a DD's next door. The schedule says there's daily runs and an afternoon run on weekends. They drop right at the terminals and the bus station at Amtrak/South Station
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From the east side of the lake, go to Dover and catch C&J from their terminal off exit 9. Off the ramp, turn left, heading south to the terminal, on your left. Free parking. Goes to Logan, then to South Station. Return trip starts at South Station, then to Logan, then back to NH.
You can head south to Concord, to exit 14 Loudon Rd for Concord Trailways. At the end turn right and then right again. Free parking. Route is to South Station and then to Logan, and the return starts at Logan, then to South Station, then to NH. We use Concord a lot.
Anytime you are traveling to Boston during rush hour, give yourself plenty of time for delays, just like you were driving yourself. May need to take any earlier bus.

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Just returned from Logan on round trip via C&J Bus out of Dover. $24 each way. Plenty of free parking, nice terminal and direct drop off at all Logan terminals. Nice bus with WiFi, chilled bottles of water, newspapers. Luggage is tagged with your terminal destination and put under bus by driver. Couldn't have been easier.

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I use Concord Coach Line every year on my trip to the lake from Texas to Center Harbor from Logan. Concord Coach Line stops in West Ossipee, Center Harbor and Meredith twice daily with trips to Concord, South Station and Logan Airport. A round-trip ticket to Logan from Center Harbor is $55.00. Bus stops and picks up at all the terminals at Logan. Nice bus, friendly drivers and a relaxing way to get out of Boston. Check it out: www.concordcoachlines.com. (no I'm not affiliated with CCL).
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Hit the "THANKS" button...

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I am surprised at the lack of bus service to Manchester (MHT). Or am I missing something?
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The Forum is always a great source of info.

I am surprised at the lack of bus service to Manchester (MHT). Or am I missing something?
Thats a good question for your 420 post I wondered the same thing for a while and couldn't understand why none was available.

After talking to Concord trailways I was told it had to do with politicians, made me want to puke
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After talking to Concord trailways I was told it had to do with politicians, made me want to puke
Just to save you from puking--seems really unlikely that it's "politicians"--there are plenty of private bus companies with service to MHT from plenty of locations.

More likely is economics--not enough people riding and/or it's too difficult to cover airport fees.
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there use to be a bus from concord bus station to airport in Manchester non stop then it was changed to a stop with a change in downtown Manchester . not sure if either is available now
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The days of Greyhound & Trailways packed buses running from morning to night in the Lakes Region like they did in the 70s & 80s are long gone. No demand any longer.
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After talking to Concord trailways I was told it had to do with politicians, made me want to puke
Thanks for pointing out my 420'th post. 4:20 started at a high school in San Rafael, CA. That's the time when after-school activities were over and the behind-the-gym fun began. Lots of slow drivers in San Rafael!.
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Has anyone been able to access Uber or other ride sharing service?...was up this weekend with family with one vehicle and would have loved to go off on my own and enjoy the foliage at the Castle, but no way to get there and back...
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