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Cosmic Cabdrivers' Guide to Greater Phoenix, Arizona

edition 8.2 February 2015
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CONTENTS

The following 12 lists are all in one table. Scroll to the desired classification.
[1] BAR GUIDE: bars, restaurants, and other fun
[2] POLICE, PRISONS, MILITARY, DMV LOCATIONS
[3] HIGHER EDUCATION.a mind is a terrible thing to 10-8
[4] RADIO FREQUENCIES: the hertz you don't know can't watt you!
[5] FREEWAY CROSSPOINTSknow where to get off
[6] GOLF a sea of holes for the putts
[7] SHOPPING CENTERS you can't lose a mall
[8] METROCENTER ENTRANCE GUIDEdriving around in ovals?
[9] HOSPITALS and MEDICAL CENTERS. fare the ill and fare thee well
[10] INTERCITY MILEAGE. how far can they go?
[11] POINTS OF INTEREST- includes baseball Spring Training locations
[12] 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

LOCAL MILEAGE
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


Scanner Frequencies
Police Radio Codes

Two 203's

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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.

COSMIC UNITY


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.

COSMIC SYNTAX


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.
--COSMIC RAT

GRAND AVENUE'S MAJOR INTERSECTIONS ARE ABOUT 1.4 MILES APART, 6/10 MILE
LESS THAN THE 2 MILES YOU WOULD OTHERWISE TRAVEL.
---pythagorus

however thin you slice the cheese, some of it always sticks to the knife


THE RAT STORY

COSMIC RAT, unpatented inventor and unpublished writer (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 of this site is to inform and verbally entertain. To maintain ease and speed of access, i am keeping the graphic content light.
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.
---cosmic rat

Edition 8.2 February 2015
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LOCATIONS
TaxiBurgos.com
Taxis in Burgos Spain. Low Cost Long Distance Taxis. Transfers to/from airports and other cities. Camino de Santiago. Get a free quote, free booking. Fixed prices. Cards and American Express are accepted.
AUSTRALIA-
AUSTRALIANS AGAINST CORRUPTION
AUSTRALIA YELLOW CABS -
Yellow Cabs Brisbane
AUSTRALIA- QUEENSLAND,
Black and white TAXIs
BELGIUM--ANTWERP,
DTM Taxi Antwerp, Belgium
BRAZIL--Coopertramo Radio Taxi
CANADA- CALGARY, ALBERTA,
The Checker Group - Calg ary Alberta
Canadian Taxicab Association
CANADA-- EDMONDTON
CO-OP TAXI
CANADA-- EDMONDTON PRESTIGE CAB

CANADA-- EDMONDTON CHECKER CAB

GERMANY-
CityFunk - Taxi 878 - Graz
GERMANY-
Funktaxi 8111 - Salzburger Funktaxi-Vereinigung
GERMANY-
Das deutsche Taxi-Internet-Projekt
GERMANY-
TAXI+ KLEINBUSUNTERNEHMEN GmbH H. Schnizler-Reisen
GERMANY-
Darmstedt Taxi
GERMANY- BERLIN,
SPREE FUNK - DIE TAXIFUNKZENTRALE IN BERLIN
GERMANY-- BERLIN,
WÌrfelfunk Berlin * Taxi
GERMANY- HAMBURG,
Taxi Hamburg 66 66 66
GERMANY--KROLL-
Taxi Kroll
IRAN- TEHRAN,
Tehran Taxi
IRELAND-- DUBLIN--
IRISH TAXI NEWS
IRELAND-- MULLINGAR-
Mullingar Taxi Cabs
JAPAN-
Japanese taxis
JAPAN- KYOTO,

NETHERLANDS
David's Taxi Links page.
NETHERLANDS-
Digital Taxi Servicein The Netherlands.
PUERTO RICO-- : San Juan--Santana Taxi Service, Inc.

FRIA- Fria Taxi Service AB
OSTERSUND-
Taxi Ostersund

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN-
TAXI KURIR--STOCKHOLM
STOCKHOLM SWEDEN-
SIRIUS TAXI och specialtransporter Stockholm
THAILAND-
Thailand Taxis
UPPSALA-Uppsala Taxi


United Kingdom
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


USA
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

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

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

Taxi Advertising

Taxi Media
premier UK Taxi advertising business

Charles Dickens1860 Interview with a London Cabby

Community Transport. Association.of America

Limos and Chauffeured Transportation Magazine

CABMARKET.COM:
Listings for cab drivers and cab owners; cab and medallion buyers and sellers.

TAXI-L ORG

The Transport Web

Save A Cabbie--Cab Driver safety; taxi news and stories

The Ultimate Taxi of Aspen Colorado

TaxiGBG HomePage
> Digital Dispatch Systems Vancouver, Canada

HEEDFELD Elektronik

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



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