I am interested in opening a taxi-like business where a passenger can order a taxi by phone (or through mobile app). I do not live in US now and the search has not yielded any answers to me.
So the question is: how much does it cost to open an order-by-phone vehicle service (private hire) in terms of licenses and permits?
Do I need a special insurance for each vehicle? Do I need a licence for the whole business? Do I need other permits? How much do they cost?
I have heard that there are differences between various cities in the US.