There’s been a big shift in the way people choose transportation since the mid-2000s. Rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft have penetrated the ride-for-hire markets in nearly every county of every state in America. Local car services still have great value in certain situations when compared with using an app. Here are some key ways the traditional taxi or shuttle service still beats the modern rideshare company.
- Better At Consistent Pricing
Sometimes Uber can help you with transportation to popular places cheaper than your local taxi. The problem is that Uber can’t guarantee that rate every time. They actually can’t guarantee much about the riding experience at all when it comes to consistency. By using a transportation company Kansas you can request the same driver or a certain type of vehicle that may accommodate your trip better. Prices will always be the same, unlike Lyft and Uber which fluctuate wildly.
- Better At Safer Driving
With rideshare apps, there’s not much more than a flimsy background check that looks back only a few years on a prospective driver’s record. With traditional taxi and shuttle services, many of these drivers are over-qualified. They usually have a chauffer’s license, especially if they are driving a shuttle around airports or other large venues. Transportation companies hire conscientious drivers because they have an interest in protecting their assets and their reputation.
- Better At Scheduling Rides
Your local taxi company can help you book a ride in advance in case you have an airport trip coming up. They can also book you for recurring rides. Uber and Lyft can only assist you if you need a ride right now. During peak traffic or while in bad weather, queues for rides can quickly get out of hand. Sporting events and music concerts can quickly saturate rideshare apps. The smart people already booked a reservation the day before with a reputable car service that will pick them up outside the venue.