EAGLE POINT, Ore. – With Uber continuing to expand and now available in Eagle Point, cab companies are doing more than just giving rides.
Following the initial adjustment after ride-sharing was passed in Medford and followed by surrounding cities back in December, cab companies who survived are now taking a new approach.
“We deliver flowers, we deliver computer parts, we do commute for doctors and a transplant team that harvest’s organs, we will transport blood, we have an account with disability, the VA; we have a lot of things and Uber can’t do those accounts,” said Medford Yellow Cab owner, Jodi Hardaway.
The focus is now less on traditional taxi service and more on partnerships and deliveries.
“We bought a 15-passenger van so we now do shuttle service for the Shakespeare and we are going to be advertising for wine tours, wedding parties, bachelor parties,” explained Hardaway, “We’re trying to expand our services. Because of Uber, you know, we have to do something to bring in that money again.”