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Temporary taxi stand idea aims to alleviate Stampede travel headaches
Ryan White, CTV Calgary
Published Tuesday, June 18, 2013 4:21PM MDT
Last Updated Tuesday, June 18, 2013 6:26PM MDT
A lane of a busy thoroughfare on the west side of Stampede Park may become one of the city’s largest taxi stands in an attempt to help Stampede goers secure a coveted cab.
A proposed idea by the City of Calgary would see the curb lane of Macleod Trail along the Victoria Park LRT station transformed into a taxi stand for the ten days of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.
Cab drivers say the lack of available taxis at Stampede time is a cause of frustration for thousands of visitors and the drivers themselves bear the brunt of the abuse once a customer finally locates a cab.
The taxi limousine advisory committee is set to vote on the Macleod Trail cab line proposal on Friday.
With files from Kevin Fleming