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Taxi Service in Ann Arbor

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The City of Ann Arbor, once just a little new village named after two of the founders’ wives, has a long and storied history which includes the taxicab industry.

One of the most successful long running taxi firms was started by the Walker family back in the year 1893. Around that time, the cab business was ran by horses pulling a carriage, better known as hackney carriages in those days.

When Mr. A. B. Walker bought his first livery from the McMaster livery stable on E. Liberty Street he renamed it Columbia Livery and never looked back. He kept on buying more liveries around 1901 and 1909 and had a nice operation going in the town.

How a livery business may have looked in Ann Arbor back in the late 1800’s.

Mr. A. B. Walker’s new livery purchases allowed him to finally see that a change was in order and it was time to brand his company the Walker Livery, but not too long after that, the horseless carriage (automobile) was transforming the nation and the way people lived. He realized that he must sell all 32 horses he had and his equipment at auction to get ready for this new self propelled motor coach.

After the auction, Mr. A. B. Walker, then agreed to enter into partnership with 3 other men and they started an operation associated with Ann Arbor Garage which was also a Buick agency. This new business venture was the start of the Ann Arbor Taxicab & Transfer Co., they had a fleet of 10 cab vehicles and 3 trucks.

Mr. A. B. Walker’s for-hire transportation business kept on growing about the same as it did with the horse and carriage livery business. He must of done pretty well for himself after the partnership dissolved because he eventually owned 25 checker and yellow cabs in Ann Arbor.

We ask, what did he owe his success too besides hard work? He truly must have known how to save wisely and invest his earnings. Mr. A. B. Walker had to believe in himself and stay dedicated to his entrepreneurial vision.

Mr. A. B. Walker passed on the 15th day of March in 1928, he spent over 30 years in the transportation industry and left his taxi business to be managed by his son and daughter like most family owned businesses do.

Our goal is to keep the long history of the Ann Arbor Taxi business alive and well even with the new age of automation underway.

TESLA on autopilot mode.

You can find more about this story and the Ann Arbor News original by visiting the Ann Arbor District Library website here: AADL.

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Book Gameday Taxi & Limo Services Early – The Michigan Wolverine Football Season Is Almost Here!

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Gameday Link: 2021 Michigan Football Schedule and Game Tickets

Book Your Rides With A Service That Knows The Town!

Voted Ann Arbor’s Best Gameday Transportation Service!

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Ann Arbor Taxi Service Update | Covid19 – Coronavirus Precautions

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We want everyone to know that Fare Ride is doing our part to keep everyone safe during this outbreak. Our Ann Arbor taxi and limo Drivers are wearing masks and protective gloves and each car is sanitized after passengers exit our vehicles. Transportation for essential needs is still available to the Ann Arbor community and surrounding areas daily. Many people need special assistance gathering food, vital supplies, visiting doctors and getting medicine. Our staff is also offering contact-free delivery services for food and other important necessities. Call 734-845-9222 to book your ride!

We can provide a safe and punctual ride that you’ll love 24/7.

Please Call: 734-845-9222 today for more information.

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Providing Taxi & Limo Service for Ann Arbor Hotels & More

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WE ARE PROUD TO SERVE:

The University of Michigan 734-764-4636 (campus info) 500 S. State Street​Ann Arbor, Michigan

Graduate Hotel  734-769-2200 615 E. Huron Street Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

Webers Boutique Hotel 734-769-2500 3050 Jackson Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

Bell Tower Hotel 734-769-3010 300 S. Thayer Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

The University Inn 734-971-8000 2424 E. Stadium Blvd. Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104

Hampton Inn & Suites – North 734-996-4444, West 734-994-1100 South 734-665-1500

Sheraton  734-996-0600 3200 Boardwalk Drive Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108

Holiday Inn & Suites – South 734-213-1900 3155 Boardwalk Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108 | Holiday Inn Express & Suites- West – 734-827-1100 323 N. Zeeb Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48103

Ann Arbor Regent Hotel 734-973-6100 2455 Carpenter Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108

Courtyard by Marriott 734-995-5900 3205 Boardwalk Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108

Hilton Garden Inn 734-327-6400 1401 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108

Residence Inn Downtown 734-662-9999 120 W. Huron Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104  Residence Inn North 734-327-0011 3535 Green Court, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105

Fairfield Inn by Marriott 734-995-5200 3285 Boardwalk Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108

The Kensington Hotel 734-761-7800 3500 South State Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108

Staybridge Suites -734-213-1400 3850 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108

Even Hotel – Ann Arbor 734-761-2929 600 Briarwood Circle, Ann Arbor Michigan 48108

DoubleTree by Hilton Ann Arbor – North 734-769-9800 3600 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105
Google 734-332-6500 2300 Traverwood Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105
Hyatt Place 734-995-1234 3223 S. State Street, Ann Arbor. Michigan 48108
Faurecia Interiors Systems Inc.,
Toyota North America R & D, 
Ford Motor Company,
General Motors,
Eastern Michigan University 734-487-1849 900 Oakwood Street, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
Washtenaw Community College 734-973-3300 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105 
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital 734-712-3456 5301 McAuley Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan​ 48197

UMHS – University of Michigan Health Systems (main phone) 734-764-8320 and many more. 
Our Business Hours: We are open in Ann Arbor 24/7 for both taxi and limo style services.

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Ann Arbor Blues Festival | August 16-18 | Washtenaw County Fairgrounds | Ann Arbor Fare Ride Taxi & Limo Services

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Come on and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Ann Arbor Blues Festival. This is a premier event and it’s known historically to be the first ever North American electric blues festival.

Back when it all began with a group of University of Michigan students in 1969 it shocked the world and it’s been going on strong ever since. To view more about this year’s line up and to buy tickets online visit the following link: Ann Arbor Blues Festival

In honor of one of the greatest blues musicians of all time and an original festival performer in Ann Arbor back in 1969, here’s B.B. King’s greatest hits:

You Can Make Reservations For Taxi & Limo Services To & From This Event Today!

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Back To School Specials | Ann Arbor Taxi & Limo Rides | 20% Off Student Discounts | Available August 4th – August 25th 2019

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Welcome to all the new and returning students to the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area!!

If you’re taking classes at the University of Michigan, Concordia University, Eastern Michigan and Washtenaw Community College you will receive 20% OFF CAB RIDES WITH YOUR VALID STUDENT ID.

Please show the driver the student ID card to receive this special fare discount. Don’t miss out on our limited time only special offer; it works great in assisting with your new move into town.

All local taxi rides will qualify for the 20% off discounted rates for students however some exclusions apply for black cars, airport transport, hourly services or special events and any city to city transport.

Please feel free to call us today 734-845-9222 or contact us online for more details.

Welcome Students!!

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Michigan Stadium | International Soccer Match | SSC Napoli vs. Barcelona FC | August 10th @ 5pm | Taxi & Limo Services

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It’s back at the Big House in Ann Arbor, Michigan! Another fantastic futbol event is set to take place this summer in the biggest stadium in the United States! Come and have a blast with your friends and family to watch some professional footballers go head to head in one of the world’s largest sports venues.

The Big House

This years event boasts some major futbol stars such as Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon for the professional Italian football club Napoli and for Barcelona, Spain, Lionel Messi and Arturo Vidal are ready to square up for an awesome match.

Lionel Messi, FC Barcelona

You can buy tickets for this match by clicking this link >> FC Barcelona v SSC Napoli

For taxi and limousine transportation to and from this event call Ann Arbor Fare Ride today: 734-845-9222

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Electric Forest Music Festival | Rothbury Mi. | June 27-30 | 4 Unforgettable Days of Summer

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This is an amazing lineup for 2019 so get ready for some super banging sounds during another massive event at rockin Rothbury, Michigan. The Thursday headliner is Odesza, Friday’s is Kygo, Saturday’s is Bassnectar, and Sunday closes out with Zens Dead.

Start off the festivities with another one of Electric Forest’s famously curated events presented by Nghtmre & Slander: Gud Vibrations is set up with a booming BASSRUSH and retro gig to mimic the legendary NYC club Studio 54est of the 70’s disco era.

Click this link to the official Electric Forest site to buy passes/tickets, learn more details about musical artists and event information: Electric Forest 2019

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Ann Arbor | Local Taxi Services

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Fare Ride specializes in providing prearranged ride services and instant cab dispatching for people on the move. We know how busy life can be in a growing community and our carriers are prepared to go daily, let’s just hope that you don’t have to wait very long, as the population has increased rapidly over the past 10 years, so has the traffic congestion and demand can be really high during certain times of the day. If you have a tight schedule or an important appointment, it’s highly recommended to book with us in advance to prevent any possible delays. Our fare is always fair.

Call # 734-845-9222 today.

If you’re planning a trip soon or would like to learn more about our delightful town just take a quick look at this brief but informative video about Ann Arbor, Michigan below:

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Taxi & Limo Rentals | Spring | Summer | Hotspots

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The spring and summer seasons are such an amazing time for fun in Michigan. Book your ride arrangements with us today to avoid any last minute departure anxiety. Whether it’s a birthday party, musical concert, graduation or wedding ceremony your special event won’t be the same without you and your friends so let’s make certain that everyone can get there in style!

We provide our ride services to many locations throughout Ann Arbor and surrounding areas such as the following: