Many people assume a rideshare service is the same as or similar to both taxi and limousine services but in essence, its origin is quite different. Rideshare platforms tried to modernize the taxi and passenger driving businesses by making them look less like such things. They also tried bypassing traditional chauffeur standards and hands-on methods of direct fleet management.
The Rideshare idea wouldn’t have had much of a chance at success without having the advantage of “Developers” of modern mobile phone application technology. These developers or software engineers helped investors bypass certain aspects of state law in order to make taxi style transportation more covert and quickly accessible. This same scheme came with great risk and elements of danger for the public at large because it was rapidly employing millions of people around the world. Many of these same people would have never been qualified to drive for a taxi or limousine business. Thousands of crimes have occurred to date at minimum as a result of the rise of poorly controlled ridesharing.
These investors focused on supplying rides for a global market and not just the small service areas of the typical locally owned taxi or limo service operations. Many taxi businesses and nearly all limousine companies require chauffeur training, drug screening, previous driving experience and minimum age requirements. Additionally, certain vehicles are often the preferred model type for the taxi and limousine industry.
Does Rideshare Have Any Common Sense?
The rideshare models lowered driver age requirements and worked around the legal standard of commercial insurance requirements for their drivers. They also didn’t require much previous experience to become a driver. Rideshare services attempted to make us accept how they’re just a technology based software business focused on helping people share rides. It’s safe to assume that’s obviously an absurd notion. It’s likely 85% of the full-time or freelance rideshare drivers aren’t intentionally traveling in the same direction as their paying passengers.
Rideshare chose to expand their reach, and attempt an almost unreal approach. They offered any common individual or any person above a certain age with a specific standard vehicle an opportunity to work with very little oversight (almost independently) or experience in communities worldwide. This sounds like a great thing but we all know that common sense will prevail. When has there ever been such a large group of workers without a manager or supervisor having direct oversight? When an experienced boss or owner isn’t around to check on the business much can go wrong and often does.
Someone with expert knowledge of business operations and customer relationships should keep a close watch on how business is being handled. Having a supervisor provides a sense of security for everyone involved in a transaction. If someone is having a bad day, the supervisor should notice and give a warning or send someone home for the day. This new form of fast employment or gig worker (gig economy) occupation is something pretty much unheard of until now.
Taxis Keeping It Deep Local
Most taxi and limousine companies worked out of a local company garage and had rules for chauffeurs to follow. The dispatchers or management staff would investigate customer complaints and ask chauffeurs questions about unethical behavior. They even had to be drug tested randomly or if anything looked suspicious because safety is a top priority for any responsible business. Rideshare platforms don’t have much of these direct safeguards in place. Almost all rideshare platforms have waivers to be acknowledged or signed by users warning them because of the potential dangers associated with using their platforms. Isn’t that scary enough?
We highly recommend using your local taxi or limo service and we encourage it because we believe it’s better for the community as a whole in the long run. Ann Arbor Fare Ride Taxi & Limo
Service believes in deep rooted locally oriented services. Home is where the heart is and our staff of drivers and managers will always have our heart focused on home. If you wish to know more about rideshare and the problems surrounding this service please read an article provided by the Detroit Free Press about why 2 Ann Arbor drivers filed a lawsuit against Uber, a Rideshare company.
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Detroit is definitely a music town and there’s no question about it. If you’ve never been to an event or concert in Detroit then it’s time to put that on your bucket list.
There’s numerous venues for you to attend an exciting show. This years list is incredible so don’t miss out on all the fun and great musicians coming to town in 2023!
You can find the full list of upcoming Detroit shows on Concertful. Some shows will have much higher demand so don’t forget to book your limo ride or car service in advance.
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The bustling university town of Ann Arbor, Michigan comes fully to life during the summer, with endless events, concerts, and fun-filled activities. If you’re in the area, grab your friends and family and head out to one of these local events for an entertaining and memorable summer:
Jaycees Annual Fourth of July Parade
This Independence Day, you can join the crowd for Jaycees 33rd Annual Fourth of July Parade. Opening at 8 am at the Briarwood Mall, food trucks and entertainment will be provided for you and your party to celebrate before the parade begins. It’s a great opportunity for people of all ages to celebrate their shared freedom with great music, food, and performances all through the night.
2023 Ann Arbor Art Fair
Hosting the nation’s biggest art fair with nearly 1,000 participating artists, the Ann Arbor Art Fair is a must-see experience. Starting at 10 am, from Thursday, July 20th – Saturday, July 23rd, you can join in to view the 30-block exhibition set up on the downtown streets of Ann Arbor. Listen to live music and grab food from one of the surrounding vendors for a fulfilling journey throughout the endless displays.
MTF Live Events & Concerts
There’s no better option to experience live performances than at the Michigan Theater Foundation. Throughout the entire summer, they host a variety of well-known and local artists, with events like concerts, musicals, comedy shows, and author interviews. Notable upcoming events at the venue include a show from internet personality and entertainer Miranda Sings on July 29th. Look for tickets, prices, and dates directly from the website and find the perfect must-see event for you.
Ann Arbor Summer Fest @ Top of the Park
This awesome event is organized by an independent, non-profit organization and each year they present a world class show filled with music, food stands, cultural arts and entertainment and family oriented fun. You will find the entry is free for all but donations are accepted too. The live show will be available to see until June 25, 2023. Unfortunately, the event is 6 days shorter this year. Ann Arbor Summer Festival also has an annex series this year where you can enjoy the celebration off sight. This part of the festival includes a silent disco, T-shirt printing, Bob Ross painting with Ann Arbor District Library, Telescopes with the Detroit Observatory, Trivia and much more.
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Springtime is coming, and Ann Arbor, Michigan is quite beautiful this time of year. If you’re traveling to the area, there are plenty of exciting sites to see. Here are a few places to consider visiting this spring, in Ann Arbor:
Ray Fisher Stadium
One of the most popular sports in America is baseball, and it’s in season in the spring. If you’re ready to cheer on the Michigan Wolverines as they compete against other college teams, then visiting the Ray Fisher Stadium should be on your bucket list. The stadium has been renovated multiple times, but it’s open for the 2023 season! You can also take a ride to downtown Detroit, which is roughly 45 minutes from Ann Arbor, if you like the big leagues and catch the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on opening day!
Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Located near the University of Michigan, the Matthaei Botanical Gardens & Nichols Arboretum is home to public trails, a conservatory, and wildlife. It’s also a great place to reserve for a wedding. Since the weather gets better in the springtime, it’s the perfect time to visit this spot. There are lots of beautiful flowers to see, so if you’re ready to see Michigan in bloom, check out one of these spots.
The city of Ann Arbor, Michigan is home to Gallup Park, which is a 69-acre park. With views of the Huron River at the park, it’s a beautiful site to see. You can walk on the pedestrian trails and bridges, exercise, go cycling, rollerblade, enjoy birdwatching or see the Geddes Pond, which is another beautiful attraction in the park. There are also playgrounds, picnic tables, grills, concession stands, a coffee shop, heated restrooms and free Wi-Fi at Gallup Park. Seasonal kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boat rentals are available too during warmer months. For nature lovers who are visiting Ann Arbor, Gallup Park is a must-visit.
There are so many things to do in Ann Arbor. As you plan your trip to the city, you’ve got to arrange transportation. Whether you need help getting to your hotel from the airport or returning to the airport on the way out of the city, Ann Arbor Fare Ride Taxi and Limo Service can fulfill your transportation needs. For more taxi and limo information, contact us.
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Ann Arbor Taxi & Airport Cars will pick you up from anywhere in the Wayne, Oakland, Livingston or Washtenaw County areas for your local and long-distance transportation needs, at budget-friendly rates.
Your safety is our number one priority. All our vehicles are checked and serviced on a regular basis to the highest standards, with the taxi drivers mandated to consistently demonstrate excellent and safe driving practices. You will not find a safer, more “reliable” taxi ride anywhere in the area. Also, when in need of an airport service for local, domestic or international flights opt for a comfortable taxicab or limousine ride with us. We service DTW airport and all Michigan airports with the best options available to reach your destination on time.
Does your business need a regular cab or limousine service for your clients? Do you routinely use cabs to get back and forth to work, or to transport your kids to school? If so, consider making a private or corporate account with Ann Arbor Taxi & Airport Cars. Count on us to provide you with Safe, On-Time-Service that you can rely on.
Ann Arbor Taxi & Airport Cars is there when you need us 24 hours a day every day. To book a taxi, please call us at 734-845-9222 or complete the reservation form on our website here. You can select from a wide range of vehicle types in our fleet including Sedans, SUV’s, executive cars and stretch limos.