09 Jul '15, 8am

Falkirk Black Cab Drivers Blame Council for Meter Mix-up

Taxi drivers in Falkirk have pointed the finger at councillors for their loss of earnings due to an oversight, which led to taxi meters not being calibrated with the bank holiday fares. So far, two bank holidays have gone by without the drivers being able to add on the 25% extra fare that comes with using a black cab during the holiday period. Short-term Solution The council offered a short-term solution to the drivers by means of issuing an official letter stating that they could add on the extra fare manually; this decision was not welcomed by the drivers. “We have now worked two local holidays without any increase on tariff.” Cabbie, John Kennedy, said: “This is affecting the livelihood of every taxi driver in the area and we have now worked two local holidays without any increase on tariff. “The council’s answer is to give us a letter to show customers, saying we’re en...

Full article: http://www.cabdirect.com/falkirk-black-cab-drivers-blame-...

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