• This document was last edited on June 7, 2011.

    1. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES.  


    Low Cost Rides will provide the following services (collectively, the "Services"):  
     
    Transportation services to and from predefined locations for one or more riders.  The riders to be transported are identified in the section titled “Riders” below.  Low Cost Rides is hereby granted transportation privileges for all current and future riders, so long as paragraph 7 of this agreement has not been invoked.

    1. Riders.


    This agreement is written to accommodate only the transportation needs of authorized riders, dispatch must be informed of all riders at the time of scheduling.  Other riders may ride under this agreement as long as management is notified ahead of time.  Other restrictions may apply based on the number of riders added.

    1. TERMS OF SERVICE.


    The following terms of service apply to all rides scheduled through this program:
     

    Reservation
    Rides must be e-mailed or called in at minimum 4 days in advance. Reservations made by phone may incur a $1 per trip dispatching fee that will be charged to your account.

    Pickup and Drop Off Times
    Pickup and drop off times may be adjusted by the driver picking you up on the day of pickup. The driver may adjust the pickup and drop off times by up to 30 minutes in either direction.  In order to ensure that riders arrive at their scheduled destination on time, it is highly recommended to schedule the pickup with this adjustment cushion in mind.  If Low Cost Rides must adjust the pick-up time within these guidelines and a rider decides to cancel their ride, no credit will be given and said ride will be charged to the account.  

    Waiting Time
    Five minutes of wait time is included for free for all scheduled Rides. After the initial five minutes, your account will be charged the current wait time fee(s) listed on the website.  Unless otherwise requested at least 24 hours in advance of pickup, we will wait no more than 15 minutes after your scheduled pickup time before we consider the rider a "no-show."  This rule applies even in the event that Low Cost Rides has adjusted the original pick-up time per the adjustment guidelines in the section immediately preceding this paragraph.  All "no-show" riders will have that day's ride(s) cancelled and the account will be charged the price of the ride(s). Please be aware that we reserve the right to cancel accounts or specific riders with an excessive number of "no-shows" even if a warning has  not been given. Riders will not be entitled to a refund of any remaining pre-paid balance if cancelled for this reason.

    Rider Cancellations
    Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance in order to receive a full credit to your account. Cancellations not made 24 hours in advance may be eligible for a partial credit of up to 50% at our sole discretion. If you feel that certain circumstances warrant a review of any such cancellation, our management will be happy to review your account.

    1. PERFORMANCE OF SERVICES.  


    The manner in which the Services are to be performed shall be determined by Low Cost Rides.  The Guests will rely on Low Cost Rides to work as many hours as may be reasonably necessary to fulfill Low Cost Rides’ obligations under this Agreement.

    1. PAYMENT.  


    The Guests will be billed for services rendered using the following schedule:

    We will send out all invoices weekly to cover all rides during the previous week.  These invoices will all be due on the due date listed on the invoice.  Acceptable forms of payment are VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or check.
     
    Check and Money Order payments should be mailed to:
    Low Cost Rides, LLC
    7430 E 29th St

    Tucson, AZ 85710

    When mailing payments, please be sure to write your name and the phone number (or PO Number) associated with your account on the check in order to ensure proper and timely credit to your account. Delays resulting from incorrectly labeled checks may cause riders to incur late fees. All personal checks must have the check signer’s driver’s license number written across the top (this is not neccessary for business checks). We will not be able to accept any payment that does not include this information.

    1. EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT.  


    Low Cost Rides shall pay all "out-of-pocket" expenses, and shall not be entitled to reimbursement from The Guests, unless the expense is as the result of a change in previously agreed transportation services.  Any increase of transportation expenses above what is stated here will be discussed and approved by The Guests before any action is taken that would require such an increase.

    1. LATE PAYMENT.  


    We do not charge a late fee.  However, if an invoice is late, the discounted rates charged for all rides on that invoice will immediately be re-billed at the full on-demand ride rate that was in effect at the time of said rides.  There is NO grace period.

    1. RETURNED CHECKS.  


    A fee of $45 will be charged for all returned checks, in addition to having the invoice considered late per the terms in Section 8 above.

    1. FAILURE TO PAY.  


    Low Cost Rides, LLC reserves the right to use any and all remedies currently available under the laws of the State of Arizona to collect monies owed in the event of failure to pay for services rendered.  Such remedies may include, but are not limited to collections, arbitration, and small claims court.

    1. PASSENGER LIMITATION.  

    Unless otherwise specified, Low Cost Rides will only allow riders listed at the time of scheduling to ride.  No other riders, including but not limited to a riders friends, neighbors, or siblings will be picked up or dropped off with the rider unless it has been set up with dispatch prior to the initial pickup.

    1. EXPECTED CONDUCT.  


    As with any transportation service, a certain level of conduct is expected of all passengers.  The following will NOT be allowed at any time during transport:

    • Loud or distracting activities such as yelling, screaming, talking loudly on a cell phone, listening to loud music, yelling out of windows, or any other activity that may distract or injure the driver
    • Requesting that the driver take an unapproved alternate route or make unscheduled stops.  Please see Section 15 about the limitations surrounding pick up and drop off locations.
    • Riders must, at all times, follow all federal, state, and local laws.

     

    MINOR PASSENGERS.  

    For all minor passengers that will be riding without direct parent or supervision, Low Cost Rides must have on file the following information:

    • Parent Permission Form
    • Minor Emergency Contact Form
    1. MEDICAL CONDITIONS/ SPECIAL NEEDS.  

    Low Cost Rides must be notified about any medical condition or special needs that a rider might have at time of scheduling.Such conditions and/or needs will be evaluated by Low Cost Rides in conjunction with customer and rider to determine if special accommodations are warranted.  By failing to notify Low Cost Rides of such conditions and/or needs, The Guests agrees to hold Low Cost Rides harmless in the event that an incident occurs during transportation if such incident is related to said conditions and/or needs.

    1. PICK UP/ DROP OFF LOCATION.  


    All rides under this program are pre-scheduled from a single pick-up point to a single destination.  Furthermore, absolutely NO deviation from the pre-scheduled route will be allowed.  If a rider insists on a deviation, we will immediately notify The Riders scheduling agent for approval or move to closests pre-approved location and wait for further instructions.

    1. NOTIFICATION/COMMUNICATION.  


    Communication between the parties is essential to ensure that a rider’s transportation experience is optimal for all involved.  Low Cost Rides commits to keeping The Guests  personnel informed of any situation that may arise during transportation.  Such situations may include, but are not limited to, behavioral issues, disruptions, violations of company policies and/or laws, medical issues, safety concerns, late pickup or drop-off, and riders who are not at their expected pick-up location.  In addition, Low Cost Rides requires The Guests personnel to notify our dispatchers about any situation or information that may affect a rider’s ability to receive normal transportation services.  Such notifications include but are not limited to, employment status changes, change of address, change of work schedule, guest illness, or any other event or condition that could foresee-ably affect the transportation of riders under this program.

    1. INSURANCE.  


    Low Cost Rides will maintain all necessary state and local insurance for Worker’s Compensation, Property Loss, Loss of Business Use of property, death, injury to passengers, drivers and property. Low Cost Rides acknowledges Low Cost Rides’ obligation to obtain appropriate insurance coverage for the benefit of Low Cost Rides (and Low Cost Rides’ employees, if any).  Low Cost Rides waives any rights to recovery from The Guests for any injuries that Low Cost Rides (and/or Low Cost Rides’ employees) may sustain while performing services under this Agreement and that are a result of the negligence of Low Cost Rides or Low Cost Rides’ employees or contractors.

    1. LOSS OF PROPERTY.  



    Low Cost Rides is not responsible for any property that is lost, stolen, or damaged as a result of transportation.  In addition, the existence of a “lost and found” area, if one exists, does not automatically create a liability to secure such goods, nor does it force Low Cost Rides to attempt to find the original owner(s) of such items that may be discovered.  Passengers are, at all times, ultimately responsible for all items brought into vehicles owned and/or operated by Low Cost Rides.

    1. FORCE MAJEURE.  


    The Guests agrees to hold Low Cost Rides, LLC, its employees, contractors, vendors, and partners harmless for failure as result of Acts of God (including fire, flood, earthquake, storm, hurricane or other natural disaster), war, invasion, act of foreign enemies, hostilities (regardless of whether war is declared), civil war, rebellion, revolution, insurrection, military or usurped power or confiscation, terrorist activities, nationalisation, government sanction, blockage, embargo, labor dispute, strike, lockout or interruption or failure of electricity, Internet or telephone service. No party is entitled to terminate this agreement in such circumstances.  If a party asserts Force Majeure as an excuse for failure to perform the party’s obligation, then the nonperforming party must prove that the party took reasonable steps to minimize delay or damages caused by foreseeable events, that the party substantially fulfilled all non-excused obligations, and that the other party was timely notified of the likelihood or actual occurrence of an event described in this clause.
     

    1. DAMAGE TO PROPERTY.


    In the event that damage to Low Cost Rides property occurs during the course of transportation under this program, and said damage is a direct result of passenger negligence or misconduct, The Guests will be immediately notified of such damage and will be required to pay for the repairs of said damage and/or the related insurance deductible required for damage repair.  If damage results in the inability to use the damaged vehicle in the normal course of transportation for other Low Cost Rides passengers, The Guests agree to reimburse all expenses including but not limited to, time and travel to obtain a replacement vehicle, loss of revenue during the time that such vehicle is unavailable, and any rental or other fees resulting from the procurement of a replacement vehicle.  If estimates are required before such damage can be repaired, The Guests agree to reimburse Low Cost Rides for time and travel and/or lost revenue related to obtaining such estimates, in addition to damages stipulated above.  

    1. TERM/TERMINATION.  


    This Agreement shall remain in effect until terminated in writing or electronically via email by either party no later than five (5) business days before cancellation is to take place.  However, both parties shall have the right and obligation to amend relevant portions of this agreement for subsequent transportation needs, while all un-altered provisions shall remain intact.

    1. RELATIONSHIP OF PARTIES.  


    It is understood by the parties that Low Cost Rides is an independent contractor with respect to The Guests, and not an employee of The Guests.  

    1. EMPLOYEES & CONTRACTORS.  


    It is understood that Low Cost Rides may at times utilize a network of driver providers, which shall be considered independent contractors.  Low Cost Rides’ employees and/or independent contractors, if any, who perform services for The Guests under this Agreement shall also be bound by the provisions of this Agreement.  Furthermore, each of them shall have agreed to a separate agreement in order to protect the interests of both Low Cost Rides and The Guests.

    1. ASSIGNMENT.  


    Low Cost Rides’ obligations under this Agreement, except in the case of utilizing a network driver provider, may not be assigned or transferred to any other person, firm, or corporation without the prior written consent of The Guests.

    1. DISPUTES.  


    Should a dispute regarding an alleged breach of this agreement arise, it will first be addressed by the officers representing the companies and/or parties acting on behalf of the officers of each company, in an attempt to resolve the issue.  Should a resolution not be reached to the satisfaction of either party, the next course of action would be to submit the complaint before a neutral arbitrator in an effort to seek final resolution and/or settlement, whether monetary or otherwise.  This would not be binding arbitration, and both parties would still reserve the right to bring forth legal charges of contract breach before a centrally located court of law, which may or may not involve a trial by jury.

    1. NOTICES.  


    All notices required or permitted under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be deemed delivered when delivered in person or deposited in the United States mail, postage prepaid, addressed as follows:

    IF for the Guests, the billing address that we currently have on file or electronically via email to the primary email address that we have on file.  

    IF for Low Cost Rides:

    Low Cost Rides, LLC

    6990 E. 22nd St #110-121

    Tucson, Arizona  85710

    or electronically to

    beepbeep@lowcostrides.com


    Such address may be changed from time to time by either party by providing written or electronic notice to the other in the manner set forth above.

    1. ENTIRE AGREEMENT.


    This Agreement contains the entire agreement of the parties and there are no other promises or conditions in any other agreement whether oral or written.  This Agreement supersedes any prior written or oral agreements between the parties.

    1. AMENDMENT.  


    This Agreement may be modified or amended if the amendment is made in writing or electronically and is signed by both parties.

    1. SEVERABILITY.  


    If any provision of this Agreement shall be held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall continue to be valid and enforceable.  If a court finds that any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limiting such provision it would become valid and enforceable, then such provision shall be deemed to be written, construed, and enforced as so limited.

    1. WAIVER OF CONTRACTUAL RIGHT.  


    The failure of either party to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver or limitation of that party's right to subsequently enforce and compel strict compliance with every provision of this Agreement.

    I have read the above agreement in its entirety and hereby certify my acceptance and understanding.

 

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