Taxis are officially superior to ride sharing services again. They are often faster, the drivers are more professional, and they usually know where they are going.
Only the taxis that have their own ride-hailing app! Once taxis started adding ride-hailing and payment via the app, then they're basically all the good parts of Lyft and none of the bad.
I still continue to have a bad time with old-school taxis. The last trip I took the driver asked me to pay in cash but I didn't have enough, so he took $20 cash and the rest on the card, which just feels sketch.
I mostly agree. At airports, you don't really need a ride-hailing app, but for other general use you really do to match the convenience of Lyft/Uber. I've also had plenty of bad experiences with lousy taxi drivers, but more often that not, lately, I find that the drivers are just *better*.