• Process of selecting airport taxi companies under scrutiny

    By: Sarah Rosario


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The city of Charlotte will review its decision Monday night to only allow certain taxi companies to work at the airport.

    Other cab drivers complained and said former Mayor Patrick Cannon chose companies that donated to his campaign and Monday night, city leaders will consider allowing more cab companies to do business at the airport.

    Right now, only three companies are allowed to take people to and from Charlotte Douglas and other companies left out of that contract say they've had enough.
    The city's current contract with Yellow Cab, City Cab and Crown Cab is part of an agreement that's been in place for the past three years. Monday, airport officials will explain the details of those contracts.

    Some cab owners feel like those contracts are tainted by a 'play to pay’ scheme under Cannon.

    Cab owners told Channel 9 that airport business is the only sure way to make money in Charlotte and they want the opportunity to compete for it.

    Some owners said they're considering taking the city to court over the issue.
    Charlotte's new mayor Dan Clodfelter said city leaders are in the fact finding phase and the current contract is up for renewal in July.

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