Changes in the future for taxi drivers
MIAMI (WSVN) -- Miami-Dade County leaders are considering big changes in the future of taxi regulations.
Dozens of taxicab drivers attended a meeting at Miami-Dade County Hall, Tuesday.
City Commissioners considered rewriting the rules for town-car services, such as Uber, a company that has developed an app that competes directly with taxi companies.
"There is no room for more vehicles in Dade County," South Florida Taxicab Association President Diego Feliciano said. "What there is room for? Improvements, but improvements don't come by throwing out the baby with the bathwater. Improvements come by coming to the industry and asking for committee meetings, like we did in 1998, and creating some kind of reform where the airport and everybody's happy."
Miami-Dade County officials recently outlined a plan to improve taxi service at Miami International Airport and Port of Miami.
They said one reason to change was a large number of complaints from passengers.
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