Thursday, January 27, 2022 Jan 27, 2022
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THUMB AWARD TAKING DALLAS FOR A RIDE

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Thumbs Down to a ruling by state District Judge Hume Cofer that opens the door for Yellow Cab of Dallas and its sister company, Surtran, to seek a court injunction barring other taxi companies from operating at D/FW International Airport. The ruling struck down a 1983 Senate bill contested by Yellow Cab that gave the airport board the right to allow other cab companies to operate at D/FW. Before that bill was passed, cab companies subcontracted to Yellow Cab, which is the only company with a certificate of conveyance from the Texas Railroad Commission. The new ruling makes the certificate a requirement for operation at the airport. The Dallas City Council voted in late February not to pay Yellow Cab the $75,000 in fees it claims it would have collected during the two-year period if the other cab companies had been required to subcontract to it. We’re happy to see that the city is appealing the ruling.