Cabbies Prepare For World Series: ‘It’s Like Three Mardi Gras in A Row’
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Taxi cab companies are bracing for a long and busy weekend as the World Series heads back to Busch Stadium.
Laclede Cab President Adam McNutt says it will be all hands on deck starting Saturday.
“Our call center will be extra busy. We have additional order takers to make sure we take care of everybody calling in,” he said.
Laclede Cab has 140 drivers at its disposal, all of whom will be out this weekend.
McNutt says you will probably be on hold for a few minutes. To skip the wait, you can reserve a cab online or with a mobile application called STLTaxi.
When you do call a cab, McNutt says to expect to wait about 20 to 30 minutes for your ride to arrive.
“Our customers will have to be a little bit patient but we will get to everybody. It may take a little bit longer than normal but we are coming and our drivers are very excited about it,” he said.
For Laclede, Mardi Gras and New Years are normally the busiest nights for their drivers but the World Series changes that.
“With this being three games, it’s like three Mardi Gras right in a row. In 2011, for example, when we were in the World Series you could see the spike in our business in October,” McNutt said.