City commissioners have decided to maintain the cap on the number of taxis allowed to pick up customers in Burbank, despite assertions from one company that its ability to meet service demand was being constrained.
Every three years, the number of permits issued to G&S Transit/City Cab, United Taxi Burbank and Tri-City Cab (which operates as Burbank Yellow and Burbank Checker) dictates the number of cabs allowed to pick up passengers in the city. The permits for G&S and United were set to expire in June, prompting the Traffic Commission on Thursday to take up the matter.
Representatives from G&S and United asked commissioners to renew their permits, citing community involvement, green fleets and an increase in calls for service. G&S requested to keep its 50 permits, but in its application said 10 more were needed to grow revenue.