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Urban Transport

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In the case of urban transport, a taxi is a means of public transport that allows fast, comfortable and direct journeys mainly in urban areas. The user pays a fee to the driver in exchange for the service provided. It provides a flexible and convenient service, making it one of the costly transportation systems. Unlike collective transport systems, such as metro, BRT, tram or bus, where there are general principles for design, regulation and operation, taxi systems are much more complex and have many more variables to consider and Many more actors.

The demand is served by the combination of services provided through the three segments: office, street and contract.2 However, the segments per office and in the street are the predominant.

For the office segment: requested by telephone or other means, to a central, provides door-to-door service, in areas where getting a taxi in the street is difficult, at night, because of low demand, or for security. The office segment can be accessed either by calling a central office where, through a two-way radio system, the taxi is searched, or by other means such as cell phones or the Internet.3

For the segment of the street: people go on the road in search of the service. This segemento is divided in turn into two big branches: Taxis of the street or taxis of zones of waiting.

For the contract segment: the user contacts the taxi driver directly, whenever he wants the service to be provided and is usually paid for hours or per activity at a price different from the rate.3

The most important differences with remis are that it can not take passengers on public roads and that the fare is not regulated.


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