Saratoga Springs looking to strengthen taxi regulations
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – The
city of Saratoga Springs is looking to get a tighter grip on taxi-cabs in the
city, during a public hearing on strengthening regulations.
The city council is
proposing a number of updates, including having cabbies submit fingerprints
when applying for a license. Those prints would then go to state and federal
officials for full background checks.
The council is also
looking at adding medallions to taxis, which would show it has been inspected
and approved by the city.