A new, local ride share app called BidRide is ready to take on the competition with a concept that allows riders to set the price for their ride and drivers can accept it or decline it.
I am finishing the second week of my career as an Uber driver, a task undertaken at the urging of my daughters, and it's been an experience unlike any other. Uber should not be so easy to join and operate, but it is.
It's been long rumored, and long awaited, but the car service app Uber is finally in Milwaukee with the roll out of its signature UberBLACK service.
A job posting on the Uber web site suggests the quick, easy and hassle-free taxi-summoning app is looking to expand to Milwaukee.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Milwaukee used to have taxi stands Downtown, but now there seems to be only one.
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, 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.
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.