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Old 02-03-2012, 07:20 AM
 
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Cabbies File Suit Against KCMO Over

Approximately 250 drivers have files a lawsuit against the city, claiming that they citys system for awarding taxi permits has created a monopoly that has made some taxi companies rich at the expense of the drivers who actually own and maintain the cars.
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Old 02-03-2012, 08:31 AM
 
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I've seen many cabs registered with JoCo plates operate in KCMO. I wonder if that's a way around the system.

Every city where the city govt operates cabs, there are complaints from the private companies. Though from a high level, sounds like the KCMO compliant is justified.
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC area
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KC has some of the nicest cabs of any city I have been to and they are plentiful, at least in the urban core. For a city of KC's size having a nice fleet of cabs is rare.

I don't know if that has to do with KC's lack of transit or what, but hopefully the city can maintain nice cabs because a city full of independent cab drivers can really drive down the quality of the cars and drivers quite a bit.

Kind of off topic and people already know I hate KCI’s terminal setup. But does KC have the worst airport taxi setup there could possibly be? I ask because the last time I was in town, I was waiting or ride and watched how frustrated people were getting trying to get a cab. You would think that the nearest cab was on the plaza by how frustrated people were getting and how long they were waiting when there is usually a big parking lot of them by the tower. Maybe it’s not, I don’t know. I have never taken a cab from KCI. But it sure seems like it could be improved.
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Old 02-06-2012, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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Seriously, KC does have some nice cabs and generally nice cabbies.

I know cabbies everywhere struggle to make a living, which is a shame. It sounds as though the way these things are done are pretty unfair, though possibly rather industry standard? -- hopefully enough of them will come together to make a stand.
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