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New taxi rules proposed in La Crosse

Brad Williams

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Nobody wants to ride in a dirty taxi, or in one where the seats are worn out and there’s a dented fender. 

The La Crosse city council is being asked to pass new rules for keeping cabs clean. 

“This ordinance was really intended to identify a maximum charge, for a wheelchair trip at $10 per trip, and that is something that we talked about with people in the know as well as looking at other communities,” says Mayor Tim Kabat.

The mayor spoke about the proposed taxi rules at a city committee meeting this week. 

The ordinance would limit cab drivers to charging an additional $10 fee to passengers who travel with a service animal or a wheelchair.  

The ordinance also contains language requiring cab owners to maintain clean conditions inside the vehicle, and also to make sure the outside does not show rust or dents.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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