Liberty Cab to Provide Exclusive Bus Station Service
The ultra-modernized and highly sophisticated Liberty Cab taxi company will begin providing exclusive service to Buffalo’s downtown Metro Bus station on Ellicott St. at midnight Friday, or Dec. 15, under a new contract recently signed by the NFTA and Liberty CEO Bill Yuhnke.
Yuhnke, who runs the largest taxi cab company in the state outside of New York City, has streamlined and automated Liberty to compete with the ride-sharing companies with new dispatch technology and two national booking apps spurring growth in the face of the challenge from Uber and Lyft. “We are excited and looking forward to providing the kind of service to customers that will help boost the image of taxi service in this community,” said Yuhnke who has helped revitalize customer service at Liberty in the age of competition from the ride-sharing companies.
As for the new, exclusive bus station service, Yuhnke says, “We will have 24-hour starter service at the station to help travelers with whatever they need. That is what we specialize in at Liberty, giving our customers the best possible service, whether in Buffalo or at the Niagara Falls Airport or throughout the Buffalo-Niagara Falls region. We are very much into the new age of ground transportation service and we have spent the time and money to get there. I’m very excited about taking over the bus station and we are definitely ready to give it our best.”
A member of the TLPA, the 42-year-old cab company is now headquartered at 1580 Kenmore Ave. in a state-of-the-art facility that is less than a year old. The two new national booking apps have already been incorporated into Liberty’s huge pre-booking business named CURB, which offers a $15 discount to new customers, and RIIDE, which offers a $5 discount plus offers a unique experience such as rating their experience.
Liberty is involved in many charitable and fund-raising efforts throughout the community and Yuhnke says he plans to continue investing in the future and hopes to grow with the NFTA.