The radio cab service was born in Vicenza in 1986, as a cooperative capable of bringing together all the individual taxi drivers in the city of Vicenza, eliminating the pre-existing telephone poles located at the train station, the Hospital and the Old Town, then the only references for driver/user contact. Through significant investments, the members of CO.TA.VI. Cooperativa Tassisti Vicentini, have equipped themselves to offer citizens a modern and efficient service, coordinated through a 24-hour call center, always able to direct the customer to the nearest cab thanks to a satellite system installed in all the cars, saving considerable time and fares. The fully computerized Radio Taxi dispatch center is staffed by qualified personnel who are always available to customers for any information and estimates, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; in the remaining time slot, the system operates with automatic night and holiday operators. CO.TA.VI. offers its customers a public passenger transport service to and from any destination, also by reservation, with air-conditioned and fully equipped vehicles. Cars with specific features are also available upon request: in fact, the radio cab service has a wide range of models, including 5- and 6-seat minivans, station wagons, credit card and ATM payment.