Servant Cab Ready to Take On Star Tran Account

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LINCOLN, Neb. -- Transportation Plus was outbid and put out of business by Servant Cab, which will now handle the Star Tran account that transports people with special needs.

"Whatever is on our meter is what we charge the general public," said Co-Owner of Servant Cab and several other transportation services, Kirby Young.

"What we charge to Star Tran, we charge to other folks in town when they get in, and it's wherever that meters at whether they're in a wheelchair or not we charge the same rate."

Some say they're unhappy with the city's decision to give the account to Servant Cab.

"I am very bothered by it," sad Ruth Firly who used Transportation Plus for four years. "I had had experiences with the cabs that I won't drive in them."

While others are concerned that the service may not be the same, Young says they've been doing this for a long time and people should expect good service.

"Which is transportation for them wherever they need to go, anytime day or night, 24 hours a day, seven days a week," said Young. "Right now we've got eight wheelchair accessible taxi cabs here in Lincoln, we also have eight other wheelchair accessible vehicles through our other company, GPS Transportation that runs throughout the state so we've got plenty of accessible vehicles."

Transportation Plus employs 16 full time staffers, including van drivers.

The city of Lincoln says Servant Cab came in with a lower bid, around $120,000.