Encyclopedia entry about taxicab
A taxicab, also known as a taxi or a cab, is a type of vehicle for hire with a driver, used by a single passenger or small group of passengers, often for a non-shared ride. A taxicab conveys passengers between locations of their choice. This differs from other modes of public transport where the pick-up and drop-off locations are determined by the service provider, not by the passenger, although demand responsive transport and share taxis provide a hybrid bus/taxi mode.
Why taxi is better than public transport
Comfortable taxi services between cities are relatively new service. Suddenly, a few years such services in general have meaning and application, since the frequency of flights is higher, so the need for transport is also larger. With such journeys are mainly used by businessmen who have to attend to important matters and want to travel in comfort.
An important business meeting requires punctuality, so public transport is out for several reasons. Firstly, the timetable, which makes it impossible to get on the given place at a given time. Secondly, we have no way of getting in a specific place, we limit stops, which still somehow have to get to the meeting place. Thirdly, and perhaps most importantly, this type of transport does not guarantee us that we reach the place of the allotted time.
Is taxi that expencive
In every major city we have a choice about the means of transport. You may for example use the public transport, train, or at least your own car. You may even order a taxi, but some people say they are too expensive, so do not even take them into consideration.
However, the taxi is a convenient way carrier to long journeys. Most of them are equipped with air conditioning and other amenities, so the ride even in the sweltering heat is not exhausting. As for the cost of a taxi ride you can argue whether it is expensive or not. It must be remembered that the cab driver still has to get back to their city after completing the course.