Angel Taxi Grown Above and Beyond Dream More Than a Decade Ago

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Sue La Crosse, founder and owner of Angel Taxi of Oxford, described a little bit about why she loves Oxford and why she started Angel 11 years ago.

IMG_2494“I had been living in Oxford for a year as a substitute teacher and had been offered a biology teaching position at Lafayette High,” said La Crosse, “but one night I had a dream about Angel Taxi.”

That was enough for Sue, having a master’s degree in environmental health and safety, she turned down the teaching position and decided to open her own taxi service. Starting with only one vehicle back in 2004, moving to two then to four, she has now grown to eighteen drivers, three dispatchers and a billing clerk.

IMG_2493“It has turned into so much more. We drive even to New Orleans, Nashville and Atlanta and we do corporate transfers,” said La Crosse.

Most of the drivers are parents or Ole Miss Alumni and are devoted to the protection of the students. Described as a family oriented company, La Crosse takes pride in that she feels like a parent to the students she drives.

“We are available 24 hours a day, and we do everything. We are the backup for families when they need help getting somewhere,” explained La Crosse.

Angel Taxi offers a wide range of services from airport pick ups and drop offs, to day to day errands for some folks.

imgres“I wanted to do something different that the community would benefit from as well as myself,” said La Crosse.

A family run business, her son and daughter often fill in as dispatchers during the busy Ole Miss Football season when thousands arrive into Oxford for Saturday’s game. Charging a little bit more due to the heightened traffic in town, La Crosse has a handle on those busy times. Angel Taxi has won Oxford’s Best through 2007-2009, 2013, 2014 and Best Taxi from Local Voice.

“I love living here, I have enjoyed raising my family and growing my business,” said La Crosse.

Margaretta Carter is a HottyToddy.com staff reporter and can be reached at mdcarte1@go.olemiss.edu.

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