A taxi app that is truly Uber

Published March 28, 2013

Experience tells me that you can't always trust a name. Just because a business calls itself "A1" or "Ultimate" doesn't make it true. There's an exception and it's called Uber.


Cream City Rickshaw closes out season with new digs, more insight

Published Sept. 18, 2010

Cream City Rickshaw, Milwaukee's only full-service pedicab company, started up in August of 2009, but the business didn't really start rolling until this summer. Owner Andrew Otis says the summer of 2010 provided valuable learning experiences.


City hikes fees on cab rides, snow removal and more

Published July 31, 2009

Among the plethora of fee increases passed by the Milwaukee Common Council this week is a hidden one that will not effect the city coffers at all -- a substantial increase in taxi cab rates. Milwaukee already has among the highest cab rates country -- including, for a period of time, more expensive than rates in Chicago and Toronto.


A plan for digging out the city

Published Dec. 3, 2008

Just in time for the first big snow of the year, the Department of Public Works is ready to present its plowing strategy for the coming white season. And it looks like patience will be a mantra for drivers and pedestrians. Aldermen asked DPW to set up a plan after last year's somewhat disjointed approach to plowing.


Alderman proposes higher cab fares

Published June 18, 2008

It seems inevitable when gas prices go up cab fares should, too. A proposal by Ald. Jim Bohl suggests cab fares rise 25 cents for every 1/10 of a mile.


Where are the cab stands?

Published April 11, 2008

Milwaukee used to have taxi stands Downtown, but now there seems to be only one.


Jude case still resounds in City Hall

Published Oct. 10, 2007

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett doesn't seem to have won many converts over the city's handling of the Frank Jude beating case, which happened way back in 2004.


Location is everything, especially in Bay View

Published June 15, 2007

Location, location, location: it’s an overused cliché, but still appropriate in all too many instances. In this case, location is the difference between the corner of Lincoln and Howell and the corner of Lincoln and Kinnickinnic Avenues.


Can you hail a cab in Milwaukee?

Published Feb. 9, 2004

Sure, there are plenty of taxis zipping around Milwaukee's downtown, but would one actually stop if you hailed it? General managers from Milwaukee's largest cab companies set the record straight.