Wikipedia and taxicab. Short description
A taxicab, also known as a taxi or a cab, is a type of vehicle for hire with a driver, used by a single passenger or small group of passengers, often for a non-shared ride. A taxicab conveys passengers between locations of their choice.
This differs from other modes of public transport where the pick-up and drop-off locations are determined by the service provider, not by the passenger, although demand responsive transport and share taxis provide a hybrid bus/taxi mode.
Citation about taximeters in Wikipedia
Taximeters can include several accessories, or act as components in larger dispatching/control systems. Features include:
Fraud control and prevention (on the part of the owner or operator), through the impression of control tickets or computer monitoring. Additionally, taximeters are often visually sealed by a municipal weights and scales authority after initial calibration.
Radio communication, allowing trip status to be monitored by a dispatcher or supervisor.
Dispatching of trip assignments through radio or data systems.
Interaction with GPS systems to assist with dispatching and to provide security.
Seat sensors that detect the presence of a passenger (to prevent a cab from carrying fares without activating the taximeter).
Credit or prepaid card support.
Organized transportation from the bus stations
In every city there are such places, which is more taxis. One of such places are bus stations. At these stations gets out every day a lot of people in possession of a different size bags, because usually eager to use taxis.
Other places are the taxi railway stations. At these stations taxis are especially needed because disembark on them sometimes people arriving from distant places of the country and do not know the city well, so use the taxi for them becomes a very practical solution. Taxi drivers willing to stand well in hospitals and in centers of culture, because in such places can also count on a large number of customers.