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 | Jul 23, 2014
Controversial car service seems to be eyeing Boise
by Jessica Murri | Jun 11, 2014
Boise City Taxi puts brakes on Medicaid transportation
by Jessica Murri | Feb 26, 2014
Lack of regulation leads to a glut of cabs in Boise
by Jessica Murri | Feb 5, 2014
BW rides shotgun to listen to feedback on Boise's proposed taxi ordinances.
by George Prentice | Jan 4, 2012
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