Best of Boston

2009 Best Taxi

Metro Cab

Metro Cab doesn’t coast on the status quo: It was taking credit cards before the city mandated it, and recently began letting customers schedule rides online and pay via cell phone. All that wouldn’t matter, of course, if Metro weren’t also speedy. It has the largest fleet in the area—including vans for people with special physical needs and hybrids for those with special ethical ones—and uses a computerized system to dispatch the cab closest to your location (rather than trying to cajole a driver by two-way radio).

84 Braintree St., Allston, 617-782-5500,