The Denver Daily News writes about Metro Taxi violations ...
Cab drivers want new company
Say alleged violations against Metro Taxi is indication that Denver needs new company
Peter Marcus, DDN Staff Writer
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
A group of taxi drivers seeking to open their own cab service is using recent alleged violations against Metro Taxi as an example that the Denver area could use another company.
Mile High Cab, a group of about 150 local cab drivers fighting to open their own service, points out that Metro Taxi is currently facing 54 alleged violations for allowing drivers to work more than 80 hours in eight consecutive days.
The group of drivers says if companies like Metro Taxi are violating the so-called “80-in-8” rule, then that is an indication that there is not enough cabs on the road, but instead too many tired drivers.
A proposal by Mile High Cab to open a new company was rejected by an administrative-law judge earlier this month because the judge ruled that the new company would damage existing local cab companies. An attorney for the group is asking the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to overturn the judge’s ruling.
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