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Results For: taxi

  • January 1, 1997    |   Economic Liberty

    …has been one of the ways that low-income persons earn money for themselves and their families. However, taxi driving is becoming a less accessible form of self-employment, and the City…

  • October 5, 2018    |   Economic Liberty

    Regulatory Overdrive

    Taxi Regulations, Market Concentration and Service Availability

    taxi regulations and market characteristics of 44 major U.S. cities. Key findings include: All 44 cities regulate taxis tightly, albeit idiosyncratically, suggesting cities are making taxi policy absent a common…

  • June 3, 2015    |   Economic Liberty

    Bowling Green Taxis

    Green Cab’s Story: Twenty-First Century Innovation Shut Out by Twentieth-Century Regulation

    …story of Green Cab—a nontraditional taxi company that’s making waves in college towns throughout Ohio. Green Cab’s success began in Athens, Ohio, home of Ohio University. Like many college towns,…

  • March 2, 2016    |   Economic Liberty

    Little Rock Taxis

    City Established a Monopoly for the Only Taxi Business in Town, Preventing Competition and Prohibiting Consumer Choice

    …The City of Little Rock had only one taxi business, and it was illegal to start a second one. Little Rock’s government had completely forgotten that the right to…

  • September 22, 2016    |   Economic Liberty

    Taxi companies that have been trying to limit competition from ridesharing services are being presented with a much better alternative. As it turns out, deregulating the traditional cabs is…

  • November 7, 2017    |   Economic Liberty

    …Sixteen states require a special driver’s license for taxi drivers or chauffeurs. 1 On average, these laws cost aspiring taxi drivers and chauffeurs $47 in fees and 148 days…

  • December 8, 2015    |   Economic Liberty

    …The cloud of uncertainty that haunted taxi drivers in the city of Milwaukee disappeared yesterday when Judge Lynn Adelman dismissed a lawsuit which would have undermined recent taxi reforms…

  • May 1, 2007    |   Economic Liberty

    Minneapolis Taxis

    Challenging Barriers To Economic Opportunity: Defending Minneapolis’ Free-Market Taxi Reforms Against an Establishment Backlash

    …Private companies cannot use government power to outlaw competition, yet this is precisely what the established taxi cartel in Minneapolis tried to do. In October 2006, the city removed…

  • August 13, 2015

    …Before he founded Green Cab, longtime Ohio entrepreneur John Rinaldi was more of a businessman than a taxi expert. As a result, he built a taxi company that looks…

  • February 10, 2016    |   Economic Liberty

    …Monopolists do not like giving up their monopolies—and that has been especially true in IJ’s four-year battle against Milwaukee’s taxi cartel. IJ represented Ghaleb Ibrahim in our first challenge…

  • September 21, 2016    |   Economic Liberty

    Taxi Day at 7th Circuit in Chicago

    City Attorney Says Taxi Industry Would Prefer Not Needing a Chauffer’s License to Operate

    …were the focus of two court cases heard by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday. One case challenged Milwaukee’s repeal of the cap on taxi permits, and the…

  • September 26, 2011    |   Economic Liberty

    Milwaukee Taxis

    Taking on the Taxi Cartel Challenging Milwaukee’s Unconstitutional Taxicab Law

    …Private companies cannot use governmental power to outlaw competition, yet this is what the city of Milwaukee did for its established taxi cartel. Until the Institute for Justice won…

  • June 5, 2015

    …And IJ’s latest lawsuit defending two San Diego drivers is no exception. Last year, long before the case was filed, a group of San Diego taxi drivers reached out to…

  • September 22, 2014

    …behind its command-and-control system of capping the number of taxis and artificially raising the price of a taxi to $150,000—which is more than an average Milwaukee house. Fast forward three…

  • April 15, 2015    |   Economic Liberty

    San Diego Taxis

    Consumers Aren’t Property, and Competition Isn’t Theft

    …of taxis at fewer than 1,000. This cap served no purpose other than enriching a small group of taxi permit owners, to the detriment of riders and drivers. By lifting…

  • December 1, 2007

    Victory For Minneapolis Taxi Entrepreneurs

    Free-Market Reforms Stay in Place in Minneapolis

    …By Scott Bullock Can an entrenched cartel of Minneapolis taxi drivers violate the civil rights of entrepreneurs and consumers? No, according to U.S. Magistrate Judge Franklin L. Noel. In…

  • August 11, 2009

    …In July, the Institute for Justice scored yet another victory for both aspiring Minneapolis taxi entrepreneurs and their consumers. In that victory, a federal appellate court unanimously affirmed a…

  • March 31, 2016    |   Economic Liberty

    …For the past 25 years, IJ has been at the forefront of transportation freedom, from opening up taxi markets in Denver, Cincinnati and Milwaukee to representing ridesharing drivers in…

  • February 23, 2016    |   Economic Liberty

    …giving one to each of the three taxicab companies in the city. Darius Knox, owner of Blue Earth Taxi, was glad to have the additional cab but “opposed a proposed…

  • February 1, 2009

    …Driving a taxi is a longstanding and traditional way to achieve the American Dream. It does not take much capital or formal education, but rewards determination and a willingness…

  • February 10, 2016    |   Economic Liberty

    …victory when he ruled that the Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) could abolish a 30-year-old cap on the number of taxi permits in the city. A group of established cab companies…

  • November 20, 2012

    …Many of IJ’s first battles for economic liberty were fights for transportation freedom. From opening up taxi markets in Denver, Cincinnati and Indianapolis to taking on Las Vegas’ limousine…

  • August 25, 2014    |   Economic Liberty

    Milwaukee Taxis 2

    Cabbies Fight for Freedom: Victorious Cab Drivers Head Back to Court for Second Showdown with Milwaukee’s Taxi Cartel

    …that could operate in the city to about 320. The result was a taxi cartel. In 2011, a group of independent cab drivers who were shut out of the market…

  • October 31, 2017    |   Economic Liberty

    …These include barber, bartender, cosmetologist, massage therapist, manicurist and skin care specialist; various contractor designations; and bus, taxi and truck driver. Many of the occupations are ideally suited for people…

  • November 21, 2011

    …time to Milwaukee. IJ clients Ghaleb Ibrahim, Jatinder Cheema and Amitpal Singh are all experienced taxi drivers who simply want to own their own cabs. But, because of the city’s…

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