Posted tagged ‘cabbies’

– Taxis standing still as riders take Canada Line

August 20, 2009

METRO VANCOUVER
by JEFF HODSON

Airport cabbies losing money, waiting half days for single trip
Lower Mainland cabbies are feeling a pinch from the new $2-billion Canada Line.

Saif Ullah, general manager of MacLure’s Cabs, (pictured right) said in the past two days his drivers have been waiting at the airport for up to two-and-a-half hours to catch a fare.

“People are just taking the (Canada Line),” Ullah said.

“Our drivers are going there, spending half the day and getting one trip. Spending two or three hours and getting an $8 trip, it’s just frustrating for the guys. It’s not even minimum wage.” (more…)