A Taxi service, a cab or a Taxicab is a type of vehicle for hire with a driver, used by a single passenger or small group of passengers. A taxicab conveys passengers between locations of their choice. It differs from other modes of public transport where the pick-up and drop locations are pre-set. The demand responsive transport and share taxis provide a hybrid bus/taxi mode.
There are four distinct forms of a taxicab, and their names vary in different countries:
- Public Hire or Street Taxis
- Private Hire or Private Taxis
- Taxi buses or Jitneys
- Limousines or Specialised Luxury Taxis
Taxicabs spread around the world in the early 20th century. A major innovation after the invention of the taximeter occurred in the 1940s when two-way radios appeared in taxicabs. Radios enabled taxicabs and dispatch offices to communicate and serve customers more efficiently such as using call boxes. The next major innovation was related to using computers when Computers came to every industry in the World about 30 years before.
It is observed that Airport Taxis has always been regulated to some extent and there is less opposition to these regulations as they are limited to only Airport Area and not citywide. The Airport may determine fare or organise different queues for taxi services of different qualities. There are also restrictions on how much time a Taxi can wait near the Airport gate, and many Airports charge heavily if the Taxi stands there for more time. Now the modern taxis are more comfortable, radio-controlled, air-conditioned and booking a cab is also very easy.
Taxis in Victoria:
Taxis are a part of public transport in Victoria. Significant reforms were made to the industry in 1994 under the Jeff Kennett government, including taxi colour. In 2013, the taxi regulations were relaxed to allow colours other than yellow.
The structure and regulation of the taxi industry in Victoria is complex, particularly in metropolitan Melbourne. Every taxi requires a licence, and one vehicle only is permitted to operate on each licence. The number of licences issued is restricted, but transfers of a licence can take place.
With all these rules and regulations getting relaxed, the quality of Taxi service has not gone down; in fact, it has increased. We provide the best Airport transfer services for our customers to-and-from all three Airports in the Metropolitan area. Do call us or send us a text message for the best experience in Airport transfers by standard cabs or Silver service.