BAR GUIDE: bars, restaurants, and other fun
 POLICE, PRISONS, MILITARY, DMV LOCATIONS
 HIGHER EDUCATION.a mind is a terrible thing to 10-8
 RADIO FREQUENCIES: the hertz you don't know can't watt you!
 FREEWAY CROSSPOINTSknow where to get off
 GOLF a sea of holes for the putts
 SHOPPING CENTERS you can't lose a mall
 METROCENTER ENTRANCE GUIDEdriving around in ovals?
 HOSPITALS and MEDICAL CENTERS. fare the ill and fare thee well
 INTERCITY MILEAGE. how far can they go?
 POINTS OF INTEREST- includes baseball Spring Training locations
 TRANSPORTATION STATIONS.....ports for buses, planes, and trains
AIRPORT CODES WORLDWIDE
AND OTHER AIRPORT INFORMATION.
FREEWAY CROSSPOINTS Table-formatted version
HOTELS and MOTELS. where to find the inn crowd... OVER 530 LISTED
HOTELS AND MOTELS LISTED BY CITY AND MAJOR CROSSROAD
a guide to the distance between major streets
MILEAGE EAST VALLEY
distances and equivalent block numbers in the nonconforming East Valley
BARS--REVERSE LISTING BY ADDRESS
Cab Chronicles- Taxi Tales
THE CAB RIDE What really matters.
THE COSMIC APPROACH is to look beyond ourselves, co-operating to provide more efficient and profitable cab service to more people, and to make the universe a better place.
Do not go sleepily into that good night.CAB CUSTOMER GUIDE ... for the taxicab RIDER, toward more harmonious transportation.
WHERE'S MY CAB?
Why you can't always get a taxicab exactly when you want one.
DISPATCHING ZONES for efficient dispatching, the right size and number of zones is essential
TIPS FOR THE PROFESSIONAL CABDRIVER you, too can be a pro. read this.
TAXI FACTS FROM OTHER PLACES
a collection of data about how they do it elsewhere.
PHOENIX TAXI HISTORY a brief view of the wheels story
MORE THAN FARE a true taxi tale
TAXI TENCODES the language of the road on the radio...
Population Density Compared
We're not so dense in Phoenix
Local Density Varies
Greater Phoenix municipalities compared.
CAB NEWS Taxi Tales From Phoenix and Elsewhere
WHO REALLY OWNS AAA CAB?
SUNRISE CAB: A DRIVER'S OPINION... LION RIDES IN TAXI...AZ LEGISLATURE BLUNDERS...TLC GOES 10-7....A LATER LAST CALL...and other stories
Police Radio Codes
COMMENT, SUGGEST, OPINE, OR DROP A LINE
JUST WRITE THE
A growing new cab company--give him a try!
Cab driving is the world's most dangerous civilian profession, not because of accidents but due to assaults by robbers and other violent criminals. Visit a site that is trying to change that:
Save A Cabbie
Sky Harbor International Airport
THE COSMIC ATTITUDE: EXCEPT FOR OUR PROFESSION ITSELF, TAXICAB DRIVERS HAVE VERY LITTLE IN COMMON. WE ARE AMONG THE MOST WIDELY VARIED GROUPS OF PEOPLE TO BE FOUND ANYWHERE. IN FACT, THE VERY REASON MANY OF US HAVE STUCK WITH CABDRIVING DESPITE ITS DRAWBACKS IS THAT IT ALLOWS US TO BE OURSELVES.
AS INDIVIDUALISTS, WE ARE VERY PROTECTIVE OF OUR RIGHTS. IF THEY ARE CHALLENGED, WE OFTEN REACT BY ASSERTING OUR FREEDOM EVEN MORE STRONGLY. THAT IS THE WAY IT SHOULD BE.
WE SHOULD ALSO REMEMBER THAT, AS WE DEMAND THE RIGHT TO BE OURSELVES, WE ARE OBLIGED TO EXTEND THAT RIGHT TO OTHERS.
WHETHER EXPRESSED OR NOT, PEOPLE BECOME AWARE OF PREJUDICE AND REACT ACCORDINGLY. NONPREJUDICE MEANS ACCEPTING EVERYONE AS A PERSON REGARDLESS OF ANY CLASSIFICATION. RACE, RELIGION, SEXUAL PREFERENCE, LIFESTYLE, PROFESSION, AGE, AND HANDICAP ARE SOME EXAMPLES.
RIDDING YOURSELF OF PREJUDICE NOT ONLY DOES MORE FOR YOUR TIPS THAN ANY SUPERFICIAL PRETENTIONS, BUT MAKES YOUR WORLD FRIENDLIER, AS WELL.
WE MUST ALSO AVOID THE TRAP OF PLAYING TO OTHER PEOPLE'S PREJUDICES THERE ARE MANY POSITIVE WAYS TO PLEASE A CUSTOMER. PRETENDING TO SHARE HIS BIGOTRY IS NOT A GOOD WAY. EMPLOYERS OFTEN DISCRIMINATE BASED ON WHAT THEY ASSUME THEIR CUSTOMERS' PREJUDICES ARE. IN SO DOING, THEY INSULT THE CUSTOMER AS WELL AS DENY GOOD PEOPLE EMPLOYMENT.
CUSTOMERS WHO FEEL FREE TO BE THEMSELVES ARE MORE RELAXED, FRIENDLIER, AND INCLINED TO SHOW THEIR APPRECIATION FOR GOOD SERVICE. DRIVERS WHO BOTH HAVE THAT FREEDOM AND EXTEND IT TO OTHERS CAN GREET THE PUBLIC WITH GENUINE CHEERFULNESS AND SELF-RESPECT.
Drivers of all companies should avoid unwarranted suspicions of one another, refrain from intentional call theft, and assist fellow drivers when needed. We should not allow ourselves to be played against one another by company management or unscrupulous customers.
UNNECESSARY PUNCTUATION HAS BEEN ELIMINATED TO ALLOW MORE NATURAL ALPHABETIZATION. CITY NAMES ARE INCLUDED ONLY WHEN THE ADDRESS DOES NOT FOLLOW THE PHOENIX and MARICOPA COUNTY SYSTEM, OR WHEN IT MIGHT OTHERWISE BE UNCLEAR.
WE DO NOT USE NUMBER ENDINGS SUCH AS 4TH, 3RD, 2ND OR 1ST, NOR SHOULD THEY BE USED OVER THE RADIO OR TELEPHONE WHEN ACCURACY IS IMPORTANT. EACH NUMBER SHOULD BE SPOKEN INDIVIDUALLY TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF SOUNDALIKE ERRORS.
THE COSMIC FOCUS
We drivers often have to put up with inefficient dispatching systems, inaccurate call information, poorly maintained equipment, and lack of respect and concern from management.
As professionals we must transcend such impediments, seeking to increase our knowledge, efficiency, and courtesy, to better inform and serve our customers, resulting in a more harmonious and profitable transportation business. It is hoped that this guide will serve as a useful tool of information toward that goal.
GRAND AVENUE'S MAJOR INTERSECTIONS ARE ABOUT 1.4 MILES APART, 6/10 MILE
LESS THAN THE 2 MILES YOU WOULD OTHERWISE TRAVEL.
however thin you slice the cheese, some of it always sticks to the knife
COSMIC RAT, unpatented inventor and
(except for his self-published non-fiction work,
Cosmic Cabdriver's Guide to Greater Phoenix ),
lives in a little house in - Glendale, AZ... for the past 20 years he has worked in the taxiportation field as a provider, owner/operator and dispatcher thereof. Some say he is gathering experience in order to write a great novel. others believe it will be a semiautobiographical guide to greater earth which will eventually become the all-time best seller.
The main purpose
is to inform and verbally entertain.
To maintain ease and speed of access, i am keeping the graphic content
All information should be accessible via any browser. I oppose any web programming used to trap browsers in commercial sites or to make viewing unnecessarily difficult by those with slower computers and modems and/or limited hard-drive space. How does it work for you? i welcome suggestions, both on content and style.
Edition 8.2 February 2015
edition8.1 September 18, 2003
edition 8.0 June 17, 2002
Printed editions began in the early 1990's
Rat's Nest: |
Things to Gnaw
to Greater Phoenix
My Friendly Universe|
Creative and Personal
360 Blog Archive
News and Info Sites
A list of links to taxicab
and other transportation-related sites
As is the custom, if your site is linked here, or you would like it to be, I would like you to place a link to my site on yours. Cosmic Icons are available, though you need not use one. Please link to the domain name: WWW.COSMICRAT.COM -- the main page enables you to arrive at this page with one click, and the other main sections as well.
I periodically purge non-working links. If your site was here and now it is not, send me your current URL and I will restore it.
Updated and combined with Cabdrivers' Guide page 2016.04
Previous Updates: 2003.08, 2005.02, 2005.09 and 2011.12
Links that cease to work will be dropped when I become aware of it. Please notify me if your url changes.
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND-CITYCABS OF EDINBURGH
Edinburg, Scotland--Edinburgh Taxi
LONDON--Airport1st.com: Airport Car Services: Airport Transfers Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Stansted & City Airport
LONDON--Heathrow to Gatwick Airport Transfer
Minicabsinlondon.com are London\92s airport transfer specialist. By booking with minicabsinlondon.com our professional and experienced drivers will meet you inside your chosen airport terminal and take you to your destination airport in complete comfort.
LONDON>LONDON AIRPORT TRANSFER London Airport Transfers-- Book Online!
LONDON>Exclusive Airport Transfer
LONDON>--London Black Cab
LONDON-Airport Transfers - London Heathrow Gatwick UK.
MANCHESTER Taxis Manchester Airport
ASPEN, COLORADO-The Ultimate Taxi of Aspen Colorado
BOSTON, MASS.- California South Bay--Taxi SunnyVale Call 4 Cab
California South Bay, Yellow Cab Taxi and Limousine
Save A Cabbie--Cab Driver safety; taxi news and stories
CHICAGO, ILL.-Chicago Carriage Cab
DALLAS-Taxi Dallas/ Fort Worth Texas
DENVER_Denver and Boulder Colorado Yellow Cab and Supershuttle
KETCHIKAN ALASKA Ketchikan Taxi Cab Tours
NEW YORK-In My Taxi : New York After Hours
PHOENIX, ARIZONA~~DESERT ROSE LIMOUSINES
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH-All Resort Express -SALT LAKE CITY
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA-San Francisco Airport Hotel Service--Hotel Bookings and Transportation Info
SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA-Welcome To Yellow Checker Cab Compnay Inc.
WASHINGTON DC RED TOP-Red Top Cab Home Page
TRANSPORTATION RELATED SITES
premier UK Taxi advertising business
Charles Dickens1860 Interview with a London Cabby
Community Transport. Association.of America
Limos and Chauffeured Transportation Magazine
Listings for cab drivers and cab owners; cab and medallion buyers and sellers.
The Transport Web
Save A Cabbie--Cab Driver safety; taxi news and stories
The Ultimate Taxi of Aspen Colorado
Dispatch Systems Vancouver, Canada
DeLorme Home Page- GPS and Communications
TaxiNet UK: Taxi Trade Resources
Setina Safety Shields
Lascoe International Taxicab Safety Shields
TravRoute Navagation Software
All About SpecialNeeds Transportation
MVA Group transport planning social and market Research
Transportation Research Board: Links
International Association of Transportation Regulators
Hong Kong TAC Working Group on Taxi Policy Review
IF YOU HAVE A TAXI-RELATED WEBSITE NOT LISTED HERE, or
you encounter a nonworking link, or your link has moved, or you
just feel like it, e me a line