Monthly Archives August 2014

U-T San Diego | Major overhaul of taxi industry proposed

U-T San Diego | Major overhaul of taxi industry proposed Proposal would open door to more taxi owners By Lori Weisberg7:02 A.M.AUG. 28, 2014 “Mikaiil Hussein, a former cabdriver who now is president of an advocacy group, United Taxi Workers of San Diego, said the association has been pushing for a change in the medallion cap for the last couple of years.” A proposal to overhaul San Diego’s taxi industry by removing a decades-long cap on the number of permits that can be issued will be unveiled Thursday morning by San Diego City Councilwoman Marti Emerald and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith.
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FOX 5 | Councilwoman pushes to ease taxi permit restrictions

FOX 5 | Councilwoman pushes to ease taxi permit restrictions POSTED 3:48 PM, AUGUST 28, 2014, BY FOX 5 DIGITAL TEAM SAN DIEGO — Councilwoman Marti Emerald Thursday proposed removing a cap on the number of taxicab permits issued by the city, in order to ease working conditions for drivers and improve public safety. The permits, administered for the city by the Metropolitan Transit System and issued for a $3,000 fee, are being resold at higher prices in “an underground market in taxi permits,” Emerald said. “Because it’s a limited supply, there’s been this market of trading under the table, and
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Times of San Diego | Emerald Proposes Lifting Permit Cap on SD Taxi Services

Times of San Diego | Emerald Proposes Lifting Permit Cap on SD Taxi Services POSTED BY ALEXANDER NGUYEN ON AUGUST 28, 2014 IN POLITICS Councilwoman Marti Emerald on Thursday proposed removing a cap on the number of taxicab permits issued by the city, in order to ease working conditions for drivers and improve public safety. The permits, administered for the city by the Metropolitan Transit System and issued for a $3,000 fee, are being resold at higher prices in “an underground market in taxi permits,” Emerald said. Marti Emerald. Courtesy photo “Because it’s a limited supply, there’s been this market of trading under the table, and the prices
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