Ocean Springs Gets First Taxi Service In More Than Two Decades

"Jackson County Cab, this is Daniel, may I help you?"

It's another early morning cab call for cab company owner Daniel Turner.

"A cab will be over there to get you in just a few minutes," Turner said to the caller.

The entrepreneur says since launching his 24/7 taxi service this month, he has been riding high on success.

"I am doing great, I hope it stays that way. I think when the bridge opens, they are going to need a lot more service."

Right now, Jackson County Cab is the only permitted taxi company to drop off and pick up people on the streets of Ocean Springs. Turner says he is willing to drive both short or long  trips just to make his customers happy.

"If it's a run to a local Wal-Mart, to down the street two blocks, it's someone who needs transportation."

When Ocean Springs resident Joshua Thomas heard about a new taxi business, he just had to check it out. Thomas says having available transportation in Jackson County will help the elderly, and sightseers who don't have cars to ride around town.

"I think it's going to be a great boon to the community, and I hope everyone who needs it, utilizes it. It is a long time coming," Thomas said.

The company has two cabs working in Jackson County, but the owner is hoping to expand his business. He plans to add eight more cabs to his fleet by next year.