The purpose of this report is to present the results of a survey of taxicab operating characteristics conducted during the fall of 1974. It presents the most extensive effort undertaken to date to gather statistics for the taxicab industry. Prior to this time studies were based upon small specialized samples, so there is no basis for comparison with previous studies which, according to the authors, probably tended to underestimate the total taxicab population in the United States. A mail questionnaire was sent to active operators, of whom 696 (10.8%) responded. In spite of this rather low response rate, the sample provides broad geographic coverage and represents all sizes of operations. General industry characteristics are examined. Fare structures are also studied.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared by Wells Research Co., Silver Spring, Md.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Association of Taxicabs


    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Wells Research Company

    8620 Fenton Street
    Silver Spring, MD  United States  20910
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 37 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136508
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-IL-06-0029-75-2
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2003 12:00AM