Twin Cities taxi companies take on Uber, Lyft ride-sharing
Ground zero in the local war between traditional cab companies and ride-sharing firms like Uber and Lyft is located in the belly of an inconspicuous, low-slung building off Hwy. 169 in New Hope.
This is the technological heart of Taxi Services Inc., the parent company of Airport Taxi, Town Taxi and Yellow Cab — a $40 million transportation firm whose roots date to the early 1900s. A circle of computer screens in the command center bears a palette of orange, purple and green dots — each representing a taxicab, in motion or at rest.