Changes May Be Coming to Columbus Taxis
Updated: Thursday, January 31 2013, 01:59 AM EST
COLUMBUS -- City council and the Columbus Department of Safety are looking to upgrade codes for Taxi cabs and other vehicles for hire.
Wednesday night, council members and taxi owners discussed possible changes that could improve a passenger's ride.
Among these are installing credit card readers in cabs, changing insurance requirements, providing handicap accessible vehicles and making a customers pay for cleanup if he or she gets sick in the vehicle.
City and business leaders are also considering requiring passengers to only sit in the back seat, so there's little chance of passenger or driver misconduct.
Changes have yet to be finalized, but rates could change when services improve. City council members are comparing typical fares in other Ohio cities.
Reporter: Jen French
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