303 Taxi is one of the largest, privately owned taxi affiliations in the greater Chicagoland area. Formed in 1946, a group of three independent operators from Evanston wanted to serve the North Shore community. The drivers strived to offer a higher standard of taxi service by providing customers with more convenience and comfort, such as being on call, opening doors for customers, and always maintaining clean vehicles.
Their first "posts" were at the Wilmette, Winnetka, and Glencoe train stations. The Winnetka train stop provided a call box, predecessor to pay phones. When customers wanted a cab, they dialed "303" which would direct their call to a taxi driver. They were the pioneers of the first dispatch service in the suburbs. A few years later, radio dispatch came along and revolutionized the industry by providing fast, efficient methods of calling and dispatching cabs. Once again, 303 Taxi was one of the first to incorporate this technology. The savvy, upscale clientele of the North Shore began to appreciate 303 Taxi’s cutting edge technology and top of the line equipment. The rise of O'Hare International Airport as the traveler's airport brought about another 303 Taxi innovation: airport flat rates. Customers like to know what they are paying before getting into the cab; this was a way to guarantee our quality service at the lowest, guaranteed price.
We are proud of our past history but don't rest on our laurels. 303 Taxi has evolved into one of the most modern, technologically advanced taxi dispatch services in the country. We continue to test prototype equipment for CabMate Systems, including GPS tracking, In-Taxi directions, Call Center automation, and computerization. Other innovations, such as accepting credit cards, web and text message orders, corporate accounts, small package delivery, and school transportation services for special education students round out the most complete taxi dispatch service in the suburbs.
303 Taxi will dispatch to taxis in Suburban Cook, Lake, DuPage, and parts of McHenry and Kane counties. Whether your trip is to a residence, the train, the airport, or the Loop, 303 Taxi affiliates will provide the fastest, friendliest service to get you there. So, the next time you need transportation, CALL 303 TAXI!