NOLA Cab Companies Sue to Block Overhaul
Posted on Jul 30, 2012 in Courts, Local IssuesPhoto Courtesy of NOLA.com
3 individuals and 6 taxi companies have filed suit to block new city rules governing cab companies.
The new rules would require taxi fleets to eliminate all vehicles over 11 years old and to ensure that all cabs have modern features such as the ability to accept credit cards, GPS, and cameras.
The aggrieved cab companies claim that the rules are taking effect too quickly and have not left enough time for the companies to comply.
United Cabs claims that eliminating all vehicles over 11 years of age would wipe out 60% of their fleet. Other companies complain that adding the new features to cabs all at once will be too expensive.
Judge Paulette Irons has scheduled a hearing for today to decide whether or not to issue a temporary order to keep the rules from taking effect on Wednesday.
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