12 taxicabs banned from airport

A dozen Winnipeg taxicabs have been banned from operating out of the airport after they failed recent safety inspections.

By CBC News

A dozen Winnipeg taxicabs have been banned from operating out of the airport after they failed safety inspections.
The Manitoba Taxicab Board contacted the Winnipeg Airports Authority Friday to notify the agency 12 cabs operated by Unicity Taxi didn’t meet standards set by the board, spokeswoman Christine Alonghi said.
Unicity has a contract with the WAA to provide cab service to the James Richardson Armstrong airport.
Despite the move, passengers aren’t being left without rides, Alonghi said.
“There are limo drivers and other service providers that are out at the airport in the taxi corrals. So, we’re not witnessing any impact as a result of these restrictions that have been applied,” she said.
News of the airport ban comes just a day after reports surfaced that 30 of 40 cabs in Winnipeg had recently failed safety inspections.

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