This article cites the huge gray are of “private” taxi’s, like Uber as compared to your more regulated taxi cab companies in your local areas. These private companies are not subjected to the stringent rules and regulations. Especially when it comes to the background checks of their drivers. Which is probably the most important part of your transportation experience. I have always preferred to look into my company of choice’s credentials and see all the same familiar faces. And always have one on one familiar rapport with my driver, always safe and enjoyable. It makes a huge difference. My suggestion…take business cards and give the real life “taxi cab” drivers your business. Like I said, just a suggestion.