Taxi and mini-cab firms at loggerheads over new bus-lanes proposal » National Taxi Association

Taxi and mini-cab firms at loggerheads over new bus-lanes proposal » National Taxi Association

Taxi and mini-cab firms at loggerheads over new bus-lanes proposal in Hanley Mini-cab firms are to be given a one-year trial where they will be able to use some bus lanes in Hanley. Private hire drivers say their inability to use the 23 bus lanes in Stoke-On-Trent denies them access to certain areas, and prevents them from taking the most direct route to destinations. Currently only Hackney carriages have permission. Mr Parvez Khan, boss of ‘City Cabs 2000 Stoke’ said: “At the moment, the main disadvantage is for the people of Stoke-On-Trent. We can’t drop them where they want to be dropped for example, we can’t go drop people right outside the health clinic. “We have more than 1200 mini-cabs in this city compared to 200 licensed ‘Hackney carriages’ so you can see how unfair the system is and it needs to be dealt with.” The chairman of the Hackney Carriages Association who...

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