Council approved plans for 383 new taxi licences along with a rate

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Council approved plans for 383 new taxi licences along with a rate increase There will be more taxis on city streets.Calgary City Council has approved 383 new licences for drivers, 126 of which will hit the road before the end of the year while the rest will wait until more data is given to council.The rest of the plates are expected to be released by mid-2015.The new plates will have some requirements, including being on the road for Friday and Saturday nights along with any other busy timesThere will a meter rate increase of eight per cent.That number seems fair to Weam Alzein with Associated Cabs.“Gas is getting expensive, we buy our own cars, we fix our own cars”, he said “Everyone gets a raise so we should get one too.”The rate increase would mean a 10km trip would cost $20.27 instead of $18.80 being paid right now.Mayor Naheed Nenshi said his big goal is to give more power to the individual driver instead of the brokers.“The more we can make that driver an independent business person who has a variety of options to run his business, then we will have a stronger system”, he said. by News Staff Posted Sep 22, 2014 1:40 pm MDT