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Regulations of taxi industry proposed in Saratoga

By Lombardo David
Friday, July 5, 2013

A database of taxi drivers and owners would be created in Saratoga Springs under a proposed ordinance that will have a public hearing on July 16.

When the proposed ordinance was introduced at the city council's June 18 meeting, Director of Risk and Safety Marilyn Rivers highlighted the New York State DMV LENS Program part of the ordinance. Through this partnership, the DMV would share information daily with the city, which could then determine whether a operator should be driving a taxi.

A copy of the ordinance is available at the bottom of the page.

The city's taxi rules would include tougher penalties, including the revocation of a taxicab driver’s license if an operator has an expired driver's license or has any conditions attached to it.

Also in the ordinance is a passenger's bill of rights.

The first public hearing on the ordinance was held on July 2. Watch a video of the hearing, where no one spoke except Commissioner of Accounts John Franck.

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