This article is short but informative. We all get frustrated with public transportation. Of every type. Alot of “independent” taxi companies have been sprouting up now more than ever. Supply and demand theory. With that being said, always ask ahead for credentials. Some of these companies do not go through the extra steps necessary to ensure your safety. It is your safety that should be in the forefront not a quick buck. All I can say is do your part as well. It only takes a few brief minutes to check into who you are trusting. Taxi cab companies of bigger proportions are by law required to take certain steps that other smaller cab companies find loop holes to evade. Be aware. It makes a difference.