Council Denies Cab Company's Appeal


DECATUR-After the city manager shut them down two weeks ago A-OK Taxi asked council to reconsider and let them keep their license.  But you won't be seeing cabs out on the street soon.   The council voted six to one and have denied the appeal.

Attorney for the company Randy Baker argued that the code violations were minor and that revoking the company's license was too harsh a punishment in a city with just one cab service.

But council members upheld the city managers decision to shut down the company saying all cabs must be properly licensed and insured, citing safety for the public as their main concern. 

The city shut them down because of code violations, such as using an unregistered vehicle, not using registered vehicles, and not informing the city of changes in the company and the fleet.

In the meantime, the city has no taxi service.  Instead, the city will be running a shuttle service from 7:15 pm to 2 am Monday through Saturday.  Trips are 8-dollars one way and five dollars for each additional rider over the age of 12.  You can call 424-2814 to request a shuttle.

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