Locally owned and operated since 1946, Laclede Cab is driving St Louis with a local 24-hour call center. In addition to our friendly 24-hour live order-takers, you can now order a cab:
• Via text message
- text your pick-up address to 314-403-7000
• Through our website
- Click Here
• Using the STLtaxi App
- download STLtaxi for iPhone or Android
Clean, comfy and available by phone, text, website or app. Keep us in mind! ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
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2 weeks ago
The Great Race ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago
Interesting. Did you see "The Great Race" (http://bit.ly/1P9Ddf1) by the Show-Me Institute? Take a look. Originally we thought this might be intended to have a pro-Uber slant, but the results didn't seem to bear that out.
Looking at the trip in terms of time alone:
1. Taxi: 23 min.
2. Uber 31 min.
3. Metro 42 min.
In terms of cost:
1. Metro: $2.50
2. Taxi: $16.20
3. Uber: $19.58
In this test, the Uber driver got lost. So the participant emailed Uber and got some money back, bringing her cost down to $16.25... STILL higher than our $16.20 was. Interestingly, the taxi rider tipped the driver nearly 25% and says the cost was $20.00 for the taxi.
We notice it mentioned that the Uber driver was "new". We're not sure what that has to do with anything, since the shortest route, or GPS for that matter, really doesn't change no matter how long you've lived here or how long you've been an Uber driver. Maybe we're misunderstanding how being "new" runs up your cost.
We saw that the gentleman ordering the taxi did so by placing a phone call rather than using our "STLtaxi" app, which would have given him the exact cab information on his screen (and his driver's name) and allowed him to track the cab, too. But that's okay. We won even via phone call... and even then, by nearly ten minutes.
And finally, in the summary, it's pointed out that "in this case the taxi was faster, but you can easily imagine situations where Uber might be the quicker option..." And that's true. We can imagine it. We kinda have to. Because it sure didn't work out that way here - in time OR cost.
Oh, that, by the way, was using their base fare. If you don't know what surge pricing is (or dynamic pricing, or whatever they're calling it in this market), you're in for a rude awakening on busy days.
We'd prefer not to be compared to illegal services, whether the law is enforced or not, but we're not unhappy with the way the comparison played out. Have a great day friends. ... See MoreSee Less
4 weeks ago