The taxicab makes a significant contribution to the accessibility of a city, and provides a wide range of services across many different social groups and urban environments. This study considers the roles and functions of the taxi from its origins as the first licensed form of public transport, to the current variations of vehicle type and operation, to predictions for its future development. Also addressed here is the impact which this ubiquitous form of transport has on contemporary urban life, and the analytical tools being used and developed for its licensing and control.
For billions of years, evil ran rampant throughout the universe. It spread like an incurable virus spawning intergalactic wars. The Illutians, the dominant species in the Milky Way, understood the problem but lacked the knowledge to intervene. Bodiless Illutians recruited their replacements from the best minds in the galaxy to defeat evil. When it looked as if evil would prevail, a small group of Illutian scientists searched for a way to escape the dying universe. The Oracle ordered Tabol to recruit Chris Harris, an Earthling, and bring him to her. Chris’s gift of time travel would seal the fate of the universe.