Why delay new cab regulations?

 

Re the Jan. 30 article Taxicabs to spiff up, take cash or plastic: Two years to accept credit cards? This is nothing but a delaying tactic from the taxi lobbyists, and it is embarrassing that the County Commission accepted it.

There is no excuse today. You could have every cab driver accepting credit cards within a week by downloading Square. And if the 2- or 3-percent transaction fee is going to ruin their lives, I’ll be more than glad to pay it just for the convenience.

Of all of the large cities in the United States, our taxi services are the worst. It is time we open this area to real free-market competition.

Marcelo Salup, Coral Gables

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