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New FSJ cab company coming?

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Fort St. John could be getting a new taxi company.

The city recently received an application for liscenses for a new competitive taxi operation.

Shortly thereafter, management of Fort St. John Cabs sent a letter to the city, asking that the application be denied. The letter cited a shortage of drivers as an obstacle to better service, not a lack of taxi liscenses. And, the company claims it has invested much in the city, and a new company would simply “cream the surplus business”, without having the obligations that Fort St. John Cabs has.

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However, at last night’s regular meeting, council decided it’s not the city’s place to deny competition. Outgoing Councillor Karen Simpson says Fort St. John Cab’s claim that starting a new taxi business would be unwise, isn’t really relevant to the matter at hand.

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The new company still needs provincial approval before it can commence operation.

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