Sunday, July 29, 2001

Taxi drivers say state not being fair by not paying fares

The Associated Press

        ASHLAND, Ky. — Taxi drivers across northeastern Kentucky are complaining the state hasn't paid about $100,000 in bills for driving low-income people to work and to medical appointments.

        Ed Jones, operations manager for Yellow Cab in Ashland, likened it to a customer who doesn't pay his fare. “Except this is worse. When someone jumps out of a cab, you're talking about a $5 fare. We're talking about $12,000 here that our company alone is owed.”

        The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reimburses transport companies through third-party brokers. When one withdrew from the program on June 30, the cab companies were left with no way to collect for many of the runs. A spokesman said the state was looking into the matter.


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