Minibus taxis – most likely the most convenient form of transport in cities of Ukraine and in the cities of most countries of the cis. Compete in popularity with the shuttle can probably except underground, although this is still a question because they often do not cover the entire metro area of the city, and in order to get to the subway, you need to use ground transportation. Of course there are those cities in which shuttles are not as popular as, For example, tram, bus or trolley, but the number of such settlements is not large enough, despite the fact that urban transport enjoys high popularity among individual categories of people – "hare." Moreover, that the city's public transportation is often much slower taxi, but at the same fare, much lower than taxi in popularity. So why do taxi has become so popular? Here we must draw attention to some differences routes, and ensure that they are so very popular among passengers. First, you should pay attention to the speed of minibuses significantly higher than the other public transport, which is very important for people hurrying to work or to work. In practice, faster taxi can only be a subway (especially considering the fact that Subway construction is justified only in large cities where traffic congestion on the streets are a problem), and possibly trams – when their motion is separated from other traffic movements (ie light rail). In addition, passenger important factor is that the shuttle can "catch" in any place of the route and request stop "on demand", which is particularly important when the place of disembarkation / embarkation significantly remote from public transport stops.
Of course we can not pay attention to the fact that the shuttle usually has a more extensive network of routes, in comparison with other urban transit that can be explained by the ability (and willingness) to carry passengers for less intense and shorter routes. But above the positive differences from the rest of the ground public transport and provide basic disadvantages taxi, the most weighty of which is significantly higher accident rate routes. Gonyas for a large number of passengers in minibus taxis, minibuses are often drivers in a hurry, there is little rest, and in an effort to make more flights deliberately refuse to comply with traffic rules (such violations can be attributed, and a stop on the "demand" in a prohibited place for this), which may create a dangerous situation for the road and cause accidents. Also in pursuit of increased earnings, taxi drivers do not use the services of the conductors and their own take and count the money and give delivery of passengers, distractions while from the road while driving. And of course they won just can not be attributed to plus taxi stampede in the rush hour, of which foreign tourists are remembered not only as the "extreme attractions (but fair to say say that this attraction is found not only in the taxi). Despite the fact that the taxi in many cities is the most popular vehicles, more comfortable to ride all the same taxi, but this is not all (or rather not always) afford most of the passengers. If we compare taxi with any other public transport, it is indeed, in most cases, the most convenient way to get around city.