Taxi drivers are losing business travelers to Uber, according to a new survey. The survey shows that between April and June, 2015, Uber accounted for 55 percent of ground transportation receipts. Taxis accounted for 43 percent.
Before the countdown to the New Year begins, several local businesses count on one last rush of 2014. Grocery and liquor stores count New Year’s Eve as one of the busiest days of the year and holiday season.
A controversial car-sharing service is moving ahead with its Twin Cities launch, though some say that it potentially defies local rules. Lyft has people use their own vehicles to pick up passengers who request a ride through a smartphone app.
After a long trip home, the last thing most people want is a long line. Traveling sales rep Rachel Anhorn says at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, getting a taxi is not a problem. “This is one of the best airports for that,” Anhorn said. “It’s fantastic. Chicago and New York, it’s terrible. But here, I’ve never once waited for a cab.”
Tourism officials in Door County are using an unconventional advertising method to persuade Minnesota residents to go kayaking in Wisconsin. Officials have outfitted seven taxis in the Twin Cities area with real kayaks on their roofs.