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A taxicab commission may become the latest addition to transportation improvements in the St. Louis area

February 20, 2001
By: Erin Guyer
State Capital Bureau

A bill to establish a taxi cab commission for the St. Louis area rolled straight through committee and is headed for the State Senate. Erin Guyer has more from Jefferson City.

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It may not get any easier to catch a taxi cab in St. Louis...but a bill sponsored by Senator David Klarich from Clayton may make dealing with taxi cabs easier. Senator Klarich's bill establishes a taxi cab commission for the entire metro area that will help make rates and quality more consistent. Klarich says the bill will benefit both St. Louisans and tourists.

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Contents: Klarich says this legislation is critical to both St. Louisans and tourists because it will set a consistent standard for taxicab safety, rates and service.

The taxicab commission would include 5 city representatives appointed by the mayor...and 5 county representatives appointed by the county executive.

From the State Capitol...I'm Erin Guyer...KMOX News.


A taxicab commission may become the latest addition to transportation improvements in the bistate area. Erin Guyer has more from the State Capitol.

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Consistent rates and better quality are the driving forces behind a bill aimed at establishing a taxicab commission for the St. Louis area. Senator David Klarich offered the legislation as a way to keep safety and service standards high among city and county taxi companies. Klarich says a taxicab commission would be a joint effort between city and county leaders.

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Contents: Klarich says the taxicab commission would include 5 city representatives appointed by the mayor...and 5 county representatives appointed by the county executive.

The bill was unanimously passed through committee and is headed to the state Senate.

From Jefferson City...I'm Erin Guyer...KMOX News.