Why can we not let the marked solve this problem ? Cabs in my country could really benefit from some competition. Today there is poor vetting of the drivers , due to non existent reputation system or independent third party validation. The drivers rape left and right despite government laws and regulation. Many drivers are rude. All this due to non existent reputation system. The cost is really high, due to low productivity since they can sit many hours in waiting for customers (especially at the air ports). Uber would probably solve this by having a more dynamic allocation of drivers. How to order a taxi is old fashioned. No apps , have to call in to a operator. Several times the taxi has not properly registered my request.
The classic cab driver paradigm is dead. We needed cab drivers due to their knowledge of locations. We do not need this any more due to really good GPS.
The only reason it is still in operation is due to anti competitive laws that favour the classic model. Because cab driver organisations is well connected with the government.
If you want special service X, (e.g. counter in the car) why can you not choose the company that gives you that service? Why do you have to force that requirement on everyone else?