Monday, April 21, 2014

Controversy in Calgary: New Rules for Curbside Limo Pickups

Late-night partiers willing to fork out extra dough for a luxury-sedan ride home will soon have to pre-book their trip a minimum half-hour in advance if city officials have it their way.

The “30-minute definition” aims to both keep drivers of the lower-cost taxi drivers flush with business and also increase customer safety, according to livery officials, but the proposal is fuelling sharp criticism from the general manager of the city’s largest limousine sedan fleet.

“It’s ridiculous, it’s actually kind of comical,” said Allied Limousine’s Cam Naghshineh of the proposal, which will go before a city committee later this month. “Get a grip, let’s think of the customers and providing customer service instead of trying to create that perfect utopia for taxi drivers.”

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