Fort St. John may welcome a new taxi service in the New Year

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The New Year could see the approval of a new Yellow Cabs Taxi Franchise for Fort St. John.

An application is before the Passenger Transportation Board in Victoria, which has scheduled a public hearing in Fort St. John for the first three days of February.

However, it has also set December 21st for a pre-hearing conference involving the applicant, and all supporters and objectors who have met the hearing submission requirements of the Board — a five member independent tribunal, which annually receives between 150 and 225 applications relating to the licensing of passenger directed vehicles.

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Grande Prairie based applicant Baljit Thundal is proposing a 21 vehicle service for Fort St. John, with metered rates.

The February hearing is being held at the Pomeroy Hotel and anyone wishing to make a submission must do so by December 9th, pay a fee of $50, provide the Board and applicant a written summary of the assertions and evidence intended for hearing presentation, and if requested by the Board provide proof of the aforementioned service documents.

The Board Web Site lists the online phone number as 250-953-3777.

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