As Uber fans wait hopefully for that service’s possible return to Broward County, residents and visitors in Wilton Manors already have an alternative to taxi cabs.

Started in May by residents Erica Werner and Janet Conklin, the Pink Flamingo offers rides to and from Wilton Drive and anywhere else in the city. Now, they say they’re giving at least 16 to 17 rides a day and have 15 regular customers. So far, they have one electric vehicle but are working on two more with additional drivers for September or October.

“We’ll pick you up at your home within five to seven minutes,” Werner said. And just like a taxi, the Pink Flamingo will take riders anywhere in Wilton Manors and a couple spots close to the city.

“People don’t have to worry about drinking and driving,” Werner said. “We’ve gotten a really good response from the bar owners,” Conklin said.

The service was started partly, they said, because of the parking problems the city faces.

“We can’t even park on the Drive when we want to go out. We thought Wilton Manors really needed us,” Conklin said.

This is the third electric vehicle service to come to Wilton Manors. The first two, The Hopper and then The Green Hopper, were halted because their owners said they couldn’t generate enough money to keep going.

Asked how they thought they could succeed where previous efforts had failed, Werner and Conklin said their service is more extensive and accommodating than the others before them.

“We feel like the timing is right. It’s safe, reliable transportation.”

The cost per rise is $5 for up to three people and $2 for each additional person. Riders using the Pink Flamingo to go to work are charged $3.

Eventually, they plan to expand further, including stops to and from Funky Buddha in Oakland Park.

“We want to bring customers into Wilton Manors,” Conklin said.

Rides are available Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Pink Flamingo can also be hired for weddings and other private events. Credit cards are accepted.

For a ride, call 954-888-8187. The Pink Flamingo is also on Facebook.