Taxi trips in Las Vegas down 97 percent since February Mick Akers, Las Vegas Review-Journal · May 10, 2020 at 11:14 pm Taxicab demand in Las Vegas has steeply decreased since the resort corridor was shut down by the coronavirus. Taxi ridership in the Las Vegas Valley fell by 97 percent from February to April, according to Taxicab Authority data. In February, Southern Nevada saw 1.1 million trips provided by 16 taxicab companies in the area. That dropped to 28,736 in April when all major resorts on Las Vegas Boulevard and nonessential businesses across the valley were closed for the entire month. The effects of the coronavirus could be seen in March too, as ridership declined by 55 percent compared with February, dipping to 499,926 trips, as the initial stay-at-home recommendations were announced March 17.