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Does this scenario sound familiar? You have to get to and from the airport in a taxi, but you don't want to tote 20 pounds of car seat with you. According to the American Automobile Club of California, transportation vehicles like taxi cabs and shuttles don't have the same requirements that passenger vehicles have for child safety seats. State laws regarding putting a car seat in a taxi do vary. For instance, in Massachusetts, it's the parent's responsibility to provide a car seat, although drivers can be fined. However, requirements are one thing and safety is another. You do have some alternatives.