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UPDATE: Permit Letters of Intent Available March 2nd

UPDATE: MTS will be releasing a letter of intent for drivers who are interested in obtaining a permit on March 2nd, 2015.  There will be a $50 non-refundable fee that will be credited toward your full permit application. Letters of Intent will be accepted up until March 31, 2015. People who fill out letters of intent will be given priority when permits are released. Applicant Requirements: Provide evidence of at least six months experience of driving a taxicab, transportation network vehicle, charter party carrier service or similar service-oriented transportation business; or managing a demand responsive transportation service or similar service-oriented
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MTS Meeting Moved To February 12th

Attn: Drivers and Supporters The MTS meeting that was supposed to take place on January 29th has been rescheduled to January 28th BUT our issue will not be heard until the February 12th meeting (flyer coming soon!) The agenda item will be to vote to approve the City Council and Mayor’s decision to lift the cap on taxi permits. MTS staff will also give a presentation and the board will discuss implementation of the policy.  It is important that our UTWSD drivers come out to support. We’ll be there to speak about the importance of lifting the cap and to ensure MTS doesn’t try to put
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U-T San Diego | Plan removes cabbies’ economic shackles

Plan removes cabbies’ economic shackles: San Diego plan to lift cap on taxi permits would help industry compete with Uber By Steven Greenhut SACRAMENTO — After the Civil War, newly freed slaves and poor whites in the Deep South often became “sharecroppers” who farmed land owned by others and paid a share of the crops. Barely able to eke out a living and unable to buy farms, they became indebted to the owners and locked into a life of poverty. It sounds strange at first, but San Diego’s taxicab system — like such systems elsewhere – has parallels to that
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