Today’s Santa Fe New Mexican highlights a transportation challenge in New Mexico’s capital: “Capital City Cab, Santa Fe’s only taxi company, calls it quits:”
Santa Fe’s 30-year status as a one-taxi town ended Friday, when its only cab company ceased operations… The closure of the company, which had about 50 employees, comes a month after the Albuquerque Cab Co., that city’s oldest and largest taxi service, announced it would lay off all 70 of its employees and shut down after 40 years of service…
Transportation markets across New Mexico and the nation have undergone a shift in recent years that is working against traditional taxi companies, which face more regulations and costs than internet-based services like Uber and Lyft — such as expenses for fleet maintenance and driver payroll.
We appreciate Judith Chase, 76, recommending GoGoGrandparent as a trustworthy alternative:
And on Tuesday, Judith Chase, 76, sent a letter to the The New Mexican citing a “scary” experience with a cab driver traveling too fast down St. Francis Drive. In an email Friday, Chase said she thinks the taxi service closed because “they charge too much for very low quality service and they have had an increasingly bad reputation for that.”
She offered a tip for seniors and others who need a ride but don’t have access to a ride-booking app: Check out GoGoGrandparent.com. Chase said her daughter referred her to the service, which connects seniors to rides from such companies as Uber and Lyft.
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