About Salt Live Transportation
The Best Way to Travel
Donald Bishop drives people from point A to point B with good cheer and a dash of flair. Throw in competitive pricing along with a fleet of meticulously clean and maintained vehicles, and you have Salt Live Transportation, a new business with new ideas and a new approach to rides.
“We want to raise the level of service that’s currently available on the island,” says Bishop, who has a two-tier business model: local service/airport car service. The airport car service is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The company also offers “Sunday Funday” service on Goodland (at Stan’s) to and from any area within 15 miles.
Besides cold calling and relying on word-of-mouth to promote his new business, Bishop also features informative spots on social media (his Facebook vlogs are particularly entertaining) and by supporting local restaurants with flat screens advertising them in the vehicles.
He also uses networking as a valuable tool, and is the founder of the Marco Island Food Blog, a well-known source of information for local restaurants. In addition, he has provided free complimentary rides to Marco Patriots events and continues to be a willing volunteer with the Patriots.
Bishop saw a niche for forming a company after simply wanting to drive a cab for extra money. “We want repeat customers,” he says. “Uber and Lyft usually service people once. We want them to come back next week, next year and in the future based on their experiences.”
Part-time Marco resident Mary Ann Lauber bears that out. “The first time he picked me up – I was getting ready to fly to Ohio – I asked him to help me find my cat under my bed. He got on his knees and did so. That told me he was a standup guy ready to help his customers,” Lauber says. “He’s respectful, dependable and on time… all the things you’d want from a good cab service. I trust him, and that’s a big thing.”
Oh, and if passengers by chance might need some bottled water, wet wipes, gum or even a sewing kit (“if someone pops a button”), Salt Live Transportation can oblige… with pleasure, says Bishop. Call 239-308-8686 for rates and information.