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Taxi vs. Car Service

Contributed by Yellow Cab of Prince William

You have scheduled a fantastic vacation, have a business meeting out of town, or maybe even a family emergency.  You booked your airline ticket, packed you bags and are ready to head to the airport.  Now comes an important decision, how are we going to get to the airport?  Drive and leave your car in the parking lot?   Call a friend or family member?  Maybe you will book a ride with one of those fancy new car services with the high tech app?  Most taxi companies offer the same high tech solutions for reservations that the fancy apps with the funny names offer but are there other similarities? 

Before you start tapping the app on your cell phone let’s look at a few comparisons.



Prince William Licensed Taxi App Companies
Open for business 24/7/365 YES (MANDATED) NO
Complies with State and Local Regulations YES NO
Provides County wide service YES (MANDATED) NO
Accepts cash, credit card or corporate vouchers YES NO
Recieves request for service by phone, text, web or App YES NO
Observes limit on consecutive hour drivers can work YES (MANDATED) NO
Distinctive color scheme with prominent display of Company name and driver’s permit YES (MANDATED) NO
Drivers have no conviction of drug or alcohol related offenses in previous 5 years. YES (MANDATED) NO
Charges Higher prices during busy times (includes poor weather conditions and Holidays) NO YES
Charges cancellation fees NO YES
Includes tips automatically in fare NO YES
Vehicles are inspected at least three times annually

(2 Inspections by State Inspector, 1 by local Police Dept.)

Local Office and Contact for safe return of Lost items YES NO
Computer Dispatched YES YES
Vehicles tracked by GPS and viewed on Smart Device YES YES
Real time fares visible to passengers on certified device YES (MANDATED) NO


If you want safe, reliable service that offers regulated, vetted drivers the choice seems simple.  Riding with a locally owned and operated business keeps your money in the community you live and work in.  Know the facts before you ride!

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