DENVER — Airplanes, trains, rental cars and most other forms of transport can be booked instantly over the Internet, but not taxis and limos.
"All the differing city regulations get in the way," said Ryan Sabga, chief executive of RideonTime. Next month, he’ll roll out an online taxi and limo service for Denver and nine other U.S. cities. Clients will be able to log on, check out fares and book rides for anything from a taxi to a Hummer stretch limousine.
The company works with — and makes its money from — one taxi and one limousine service in each city. (In Denver, it will probably be Yellow Cab.)
RideonTime is on the hunt for about $2 million in venture capital funding and is reportedly in talks with Barry Diller’s InterActiveCorp, the online empire that includes Evite, Match.com, Expedia, Citysearch and Ticketmaster.