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Entry Controls in Taxi Regulation: Implications of US and Canadian experience for taxi regulation and deregulation
Should taxi regulators adopt "open entry"? What are the effects of open entry, medallion caps and other types of entry control? What is the most effective approach?
This paper assesses these issues based on the experiences of 43 cities in the United States and Canada. Advantages and disadvantages of regulatory approaches ranging from deregulation to strict medallion caps are analyzed, and seven specific implications for entry control are discussed. Published in Transport Policy. (2007)
This article discusses eight elements that characterize well functioning taxi systems. Cab operators and regulators can use these elements as reference points in thinking about how to improve the regulatory system and industry structure in their city -- and thus keep taxi issues out of the political kettle. (2005)
The Changing Face of Taxi and Limousine Drivers: