Close Personal Attention, Care and Involvement Produces Excellent Customer Service
In 1960, Harry Barnes started a taxi company in Bethesda with just a few vehicles. By 1964, his business grew to a fleet of 45. Today, Harry's son Lee Barnes is president of Barwood, which has a fleet of over 460 vehicles. In addition to taxicabs, there are luxury sedans and a fleet of wheelchair accessible vans called TaxiPlus.Close personal attention, care and involvement produce excellent customer service. We serve over 5,000 customers per day and have a national reputation as an industry leader. When reliability is paramount, Montgomery County citizens, visitors and businesses turn to Barwood Taxi. Offering round-the-clock service and courteous, fully trained drivers, Barwood's vehicles are clean and well-maintained. Customers can book their taxi or sedan trips online 24x7x365 here. Barwood is the only cab company in Montgomery County with computerized dispatch system where all taxis are equipped with GPS for fast, efficient service. The latest technology we've installed in our taxis went into the back seat: we integrated our Mobile Data Terminals with the VeriFone Transportation System (VTS), a video and credit card unit for taxi customers who want to pay by credit card using the swipe-it-yourself device.Barwood Green is a term that reminds us to be as ecologically-sensitive as possible. We are evaluating two hybrid Ford Escape vehicles that for their ability to endure the rigors of high use taxi service. Other Barwood Green efforts include paperless billing, recycling, and commuter benefits to those who use public transportation. We have won regional awards for our programs. With the state of our nation's economy, many individuals and organizations are eliminating the use of luxury sedan services. That is why we developed Executive Taxi Service as an alternative. We handpick and train our best drivers and pre-schedule these trips in efforts to meet and exceed your expectations. Why pay for a Black Car when you can Go Blue? If you would like to setup a Corporate Account to receive Executive Taxi or Sedan Service, please send an email or call.
VIP Managed Service:If you have a special event requiring one or more taxis or sedans, please ask for our VIP Sales department. We can work with you to determine the types of services and vehicles that we can provide in effort to meet or exceed your expectations for your special or ongoing event. If you would like to setup a Corporate Account to receive Executive Taxi or Sedan Service, please send an email or call. Barwood's Taxi Plus:Barwood's Taxi Plus service utilizes specially modified minivans that are capable of accommodating people who ride in their wheelchairs. They can travel independently, in comfort and security. The prices are the same as regular taxi prices but we request that our Taxi Plus customers book in advance since we have a limited number of vehicles available.Just call our regular taxi number and ask for TaxiPlus Service.