Bloomington to revise taxi regulations

BLOOMINGTON - Taxi and shuttle bus regulations continue to be revised by the city of Bloomington after a judge ruled them unconstitutional last year.

Last year a judge ruled the city had violated a woman's right to due process when she was denied permission to operate a late-night shuttle business, arguing that the market was saturated.  

Such businesses were allowed under city code if "desirable and in the public interest."  However, the judge said those rules lacked objective standards.

According to Assistant City Attorney George Boyle, the city plans to seek input from the industry before it makes changes to the regulations in light of the court's opinion.

In the meantime, taxi companies have been granted permission by the city to operate and expand their fleets.

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