The commissioners of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) will soon consider 2 applications to issue up to 300 Denver taxicab permits. The PUC is responsible for regulating Denver taxi companies. The Mayor has requested that the Colorado PUC does not approve any additional taxi permits while the city is developing and implementing recommendations from the Hotel/Taxi Task Force.
The Hotel/Taxi Task Force was formed by the city to address traffic violations.
In March 2011, Paul Gomez, a PUC administrative law judge, recommended to the PUC to issue Denver Yellow Cab an additional 150 taxicab permits. Another 150 permits were recommended to a startup company called Liberty Taxi Corp.
In November 2010, Paul Gomez recommended to the PUC not too issue 150 taxicab permits to another Denver taxi startup called Mile High Cab Inc. The judge stated that issuing a certificate of public convenience to Mile High Cab Inc would be detrimental to the public interest and would also significantly harm existing Denver taxi companies.
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