Cab Firm Could Return

January 16, 1991

WESTMINSTER — Competition among cab companies could return to the city.

The City Council learned at its regular meeting Monday that a Finksburg resident is considering buying and resurrecting Westminster Taxi Service,which shut down in November.

Cab driver Leroy Turnbaugh told the council he was looking to buythe company's license and equipment, and asked whether the council would approve transfer of the license.

The council said it could not approve the transfer until a sale had occurred, but members told Turnbaugh they saw no obstacles to processing the license transfer.

Carroll County Cab is the sole operator serving the Westminster area.

In other cab news, the council approved fares and the use of a meter system by Carroll County Cab. The new fares and meters had been in use on a trial basis since November. The meters take the place of the zones system previously used by cab companies in the area.

The fares the company won approval for are $1.20 a mile, with a minimum charge of $1.50. There is a 30 cents per minute waiting charge.

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