Uber Taxi Medford Oregon

Hi, there is no Uber Taxi service in Oregon as of today. Hiring a "high tech company" driver can cost significantly less then regular cabs in large cities.
However the cost of Uber-X fluctuates, and can vary depending on the demand. So watch out, during rush hours it can cost more than a licensed taxicab service.

Wonder why does ride-share cost less in general ? Their drivers need no taxi license, no need to purchase a "medallion", no commercial insurance,no signs,no taxi meter, no nothing. Certainly Not apple to apple.