Boise is most certainly the Wild West of taxi cabs, with some 85 cab companies and 165 vehicles on the road (the number changes monthly), but the city hasn't done a lot to regulate the number of taxis that come and go out of business. City officials insist on respecting the free market and if that means a line of 25 cabs at the airport, duking it out for one or two fares a day, so be it. In July, however, the city proposed a new $150 annual fee for taxi cab companies. It's a carrot on a stick: Cab companies can have the fee waived if they go the whole year with no violations. Maybe the Wild West just got a little tamer.
City of Boise proposes $150 annual fee for taxi cab companies.
by George Prentice on July 23, 2014
Controversial car service seems to be eyeing Boise
by Jessica Murri on June 11, 2014
Boise City Taxi puts brakes on Medicaid transportation
by Jessica Murri on February 26, 2014
Lack of regulation leads to a glut of cabs in Boise
by Jessica Murri on February 5, 2014
BW rides shotgun to listen to feedback on Boise's proposed taxi ordinances.
by George Prentice on January 4, 2012
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