Friday, 25 August 2017

Evolution of the Taxi industry in California

Yellow cabs are a very important part of the Californian lifestyle. However, there have been several remarkable changes in the taxi industry when it comes to the type of vehicles and services used, from horse drawn carriages to the automobiles of the 21st century.
In the middle of the 1800s, carriage services saw a faster and newer model known as the hansom cab. A man named Joseph Hansom came up with a lighter, smaller carriage that only needed one horse to drive it. The coaches of the hansom cab would easily traverse the busy streets and travel about the traffic. Due to this, these vehicles became extremely popular.

The coming of the new age!

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Yellow taxis as you see them today, first came into existence in the United States during the early 1900s. At that time electric cars were extremely common, but gradually they started losing popularity over gasoline vehicles. One of the greatest innovation in the cab industry happened when the taximeter was invented, an instrument that calculates the taxi fare in most of the cabs and from which taxis got their names. As the popularity of gas powered cabs grew, countless number of independently owned fleets of taxis began to emerge.

Another big innovation after the innovation of a taximeter occurred in 1940s with the development of two way radios. This new technology helped dispatch offices and taxicabs to communicate and serve clients more efficiently in comparison to the methods used previously. The characteristic yellow color that is normally depicted today came about during the 1960’s. Even though yellow taxis were existent since the 1920s (thanks to iconic companies of Chicago) they then became a norm when the city of New York created a law declaring that all cabs should be of yellow color to help differentiate private transportation and unlicensed cabs from true taxis.

Yellow taxis are now an icon in themselves in the United States.

As the popularity of yellow cabs grew, California also saw an upsurge of such vehicles. There were so many people who desired to offer to the community excellent cab service. With increasing need, so did the companies, including Serra Yellow Cab. Serra has expanded its taxi services into several local cities which mean a better facility and network. The company also operates in SFO with a fleet of taxis and a standing for upmost customer service.

Serra Yellow Cab provides its customers with a selection of vehicle types depending on the occasions and needs:

  1. Reliable and traditional sedan taxi, inspected rigorously to make sure they are well maintained.
  2. Wheelchair accessible van to meet the needs of transportation for disabled or elderly.

Serra Yellow Cab offers its services and wheelchair transportation in many different cities of California including, Daly City, Colma, Brisbane, Pacifica, Broadmoor, Millbrae, Burlingame, Hillsborough, Foster City, Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood City and SFO. We even offer an online booking system for the convenience of our users. 

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