Save the Number. A New Option in Billings When it’s Time to Call a Cab
For years, there has been basically one cab company in Billings. Anyone who has ever taken a taxi in Billings in the last few decades knows who we're talking about. You can read a ton of lousy reviews on Yelp. The certain crayon-colored cab company has an overall score of 1.5 out of 5.
Some of the complaints include rude dispatchers, rude drivers, drivers not showing up on time for a scheduled pick-up (sometimes not showing up at all), billing issues, etc. My last experience with them was years ago, and it was a blurry night. As I recall, the experience was good.
Then Uber and Lyft became a thing.
Uber launched in big cities first and eventually, the service came to Billings. The rideshare industry revolutionized the way we "call a cab" and for many users, these platforms work quite well.
Surge pricing can occasionally be an issue. This is where a normal ride from, let's say Downtown to Target in the Heights usually costs $13 (or whatever the price is). But that same distance ride from the DoubleTree to MetraPark when Elton John is playing, will likely cost much, much more. Supply and demand, right?
Now, there's a newcomer to the taxi business in Billings.
We love competition because it's generally good for consumers. There's a new 24-hour taxi company serving Billings and the vicinity. It's called Dalton's PrairiePaths Taxi and Shuttle. Their number is 406-697-5205. They're promising better-than-rideshare prices and seem to offer a number of specials and discounts. You can find out more on their Facebook page.
I punched their number into my Contacts under "Cabs", so next time we need a ride home, I'll remember their name. With company parties, holiday parties, parties-because-2023-is-over parties... it's great to have another option for safe rides home.
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