Owensboro Seal 02 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (11/12/13) - City commissioners considered an ordinance Tuesday during at work session to change the cab systems in Owensboro.

Owensboro cab companies, along with those of Bowling Green and Henderson, are not currently owned by the city, which means they have very few regulations. The ordinance would have similar guidelines to those placed in Louisville, regulating tax drivers to have to apply for permits and have background checks and also have comparable rates.

The conditions of the taxi cabs were also of great interest to the commissioners. The new ordinance would call for each cab to have a name and number for their company, a number for city action, as well as the state transportation cabinet, and 911 services. The passengers would also be allowed to take a picture and file a formal complaint, so that the city could step in and either serve a citation or suspend or revoke the driver’s taxi license.

The cause for concern for changes to services was that the cabs are a “representation of Owensboro”, according to commissioners. With new structures popping up all over Owensboro, the commission said it wanted to “make a good first impression” to visitors of the city.

“These (drivers) are ambassadors to our city,” Mayor Ron Payne said.

The ordinance will be proposed in the next city commission meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19.

Taylor Riley
SurfKY News

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