• Charlotte Douglas Airport to vet cab companies


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Douglas International Airport officials said they will be taking new contract requests from cab companies.

    Leaders said they'll start the process soon and cab companies will be able to submit their request in the fall.
    In 2011, the city limited the number of cab companies at the airport from 12 to three.
    Officials wanted to ensure better customer service and cut down on cab crowding.
    City leaders started reviewing that selection process after allegations that business was promised to some cab owners if they gave money to former Mayor Patrick Cannon, who has been arrested on separate corruption charges.
    Documents showed Cannon received campaign money from people within Yellow Cab, which won a contract.

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