Southern California Taxis
You can find taxis lines outside airports, train stations, bus stations and major hotels. Otherwise, taxis mainly respond to phone calls. However, taxis can be hailed throughout Downtown LA. The fares are metered; and some taxi companies offer a flat rate for trips between airports and Downtown LA.
Los Angeles County
The Orange County Taxi Administration Program (OCTAP) is a regulatory program administered by the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA). OCTAP regulates taxicab companies, taxicab drivers and vehicles on behalf of all 34 Orange County cities and the County of Orange. OCTAP has simplified Orange County taxicab regulations by centralizing the permitting of cab companies, vehicles and drivers. With all regulatory functions being carried out by a single entity, customer service and industry standards have improved. OCTAP began operation in January 1998.