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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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