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Thanks to all our partners this month!
The River Food Pantry
The team at Green Cab is passionate about partnering with non profits and local business in our communities. Therefore, we jumped at the opportunity to sponsor and fundraiser for this years 2018’s Feed the Need Event. Green Cab is collecting in cab non-perishable food donations during the entire month of April. Please help us with this incredibly important need. Take a cab donate a can.
The River Food Pantry is Dane counties busiest food pantry. They help feed more than 700 families per week, sharing 48 thousand pounds of food every seven days. Help us, be a part of giving back.
The event takes place on April 22. Those attending will enjoy tasty samples from numerous Madison Originals vendors, raffles and more. Wisconsin Foodie Host, Kyle Cherek will once again be emceeing the event. Last year the event raised $40,000 for The River Food Pantry which provided 3 months worth of food for the pantry!
Buy tickets HERE
Read(y) to Wear
Green Cab is honored to host another book drive for The Madison Reading Project and sponsor their annual event, READ(y) to Wear Fashion Show. We are taking in cab donations of children’s books From January 15th to the day of the Fashion Show, February 15th. Please donate a new or slightly used children’s book on your next ride.
Don’t forget to get your tickets to the show: HERE
To read more about The Reading Project check out their website HERE
Help Drive Out Hunger
We are very excited to be partnering with The River Food Pantry to help “Drive Out Hunger” this holiday season. During our last food drive, we collected over 200 cans of food. It is our goal this year to double that! Bring a non-perishable food item on your green ride between December 11th through December 17th and help us Help Drive Out Hunger.
The River Food Pantry is Dane County’s busiest food pantry, offering free groceries, meals, and clothing to anyone who comes for help. The River feeds more than 650 Dane County Families per week, sharing 48 thousand pounds of food every seven days, or about 2 million pounds of food each year.
To read more about the amazing work done at The River Food Pantry check out their website HERE
Amending Section 11.06(10)(a)2. of the Madison General Ordinances to remove the requirement for public passenger vehicles to mark current rates of fare on the exterior of the vehicle if a fare is provided to the passenger prior to departure.
Effective November 9th, taxicabs will no longer be required to place the rates on the exterior of their vehicles, so long as they provide fares to the consumer upfront.
Green Cab lead the charge to eliminate the markings that “cluttered, outdated and added additional expenses to the cars”, – Dani Schmidt, of Green Cab. When we updated our logo, app and website designs earlier this fall the rates for us were an unnecessary part of the schematic. Green Cab operates with the Know Your Fare Before You Ride model. Our riders, whether through our app, website, dispatch or flags, view and receive their fares upfront. Our rates are calculated using a zone based model. Those zones are posted online and are on file with the city of Madison. In addition, we do not surge nor do we charge for time not in motion. Riders fares remain the same no matter the route, nor time it takes to get there.
In car, our driver app displays the ride, including the fare, which can be viewed by the rider as well. For flags and airport pick ups, the driver app will calculate the fare based on current GPS location, and riders destination. Our flat rates are transparent for riders, taking the fear out of not knowing how much the ride will be or trying to calculate the rates from the side door of a vehicle.
Give. Advocate. Volunteer.
On Thursday, November 16th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at the Monona Terrace! Come celebrate the success of our community. There will be live music, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and discounts towards Green Rides. This event is free and open to the public.
Green Cab is happy to announce our sponsorship of this years Community Celebration. Each year this event brings together our community and highlights how we are all ‘united’ in the common goal to shape Dane County’s tomorrow. Community Celebration is a great way to network and give back locally. Green Cab continues to partner with local companies and sponsor local events like this one.
Read about the event here.
There can be a role for us in AV trials and testing
Jodie Schmidt, a co-owner of Green Cab Madison, a local company that uses hybrid vehicles, is watching AV developments. While Schmidt believes cab drivers will be needed for a long time, she knows it makes sense to start thinking about ways to adapt. “I think there might be a role for us with AV trials or testing because we certainly understand the needs of consumers who ride in vehicles, and we understand processes like dispatching and maintenance,” she says.
Read Full Article Here at Madison Magazine
Freakfest is October 28th on State Street. This music festival attracts over 35,000 halloween enthusiast and festival goers. Jump in a Green Cab for a safe ride with NO SURGE pricing. Keep a look out for our MTN DEW Themed E-Cab giving ghost tours of Madison. We will also be giving away free stuff by our sponsored Gilman St Stage.
The Green Cab Gilman Stage has Performances by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave., Mutemath, The Main Squeeze, Mama Digdown’s Brass Band, & Birds Eye. To get your tickets to go madfreakfest.com
Our Contest is up and running on our Facebook Page. Also check out Pepsi in the 608 for their mega awesome giveaways!
Have a freaky blast!
Green cab at the ready, in the taxi stand located at directly out front of Breese Steven Field. Enjoy this years Oktobeerfest knowing you have a safe ride home.
Green cab celebrated our 7th Year Anniversary!
YEAH!! It’s hard to believe just 7 years ago we entered the Madison market with 10 cars, an app and 10 employee’s. Our office space consisted of a a room 16X14. Now, 7 years later we have grown to 45 cars on the road, and our electric E cab that gives free rides. Our staff of 22 full and part time dispatchers and call takers have a much improved office space.
With our 7 year anniversary, we thought it was time to update our look and reinvest in our technology. This Fall ’17 we will be adding new Toyota Prius’ to our fleet with a new clean look, we’ve updated our logo, launched a new website and are soon to update our app with the new look and added features.
Featured in the Badger Herald
“This company is a ride sharing program similar to Uber and Lyft, but has a very important difference — there are no surge prices. Green Cab spokesperson Amanda Schmidt convinced students that Green Cab of Madison is the perfect example of “what you see is what you get,” making it a perfect transportation option for college students on a budget.”
“Green Cab is Madison’s least expensive ride sharing company,” Schmidt said. “What you pay today, you’ll pay tomorrow no matter the weather, Badger football games or Freakfest.”
Read Full Article Here!
Join us on September 6th at Badgerfest for a chance to win free stuff! We will have a football toss game where you can win Green Cab wag, free rides, and badger football tickets! We also partnered with Ian’s Pizza to give away free slices of pizza and free seasonal salads! YUM!
Stop down, download the app, play our game, & WIN!