Metropolitan Taxicab Commission http://news.stlpublicradio.org en New Way To Hail A Cab Approved: Taxi Commission Okays First Dispatch App License http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-way-hail-cab-approved-taxi-commission-okays-first-dispatch-app-license <p>St. Louisans will soon have a new way to hail cabs in the region. The Metropolitan Taxicab Commission on Tuesday approved a license for Carmel Car and Limo to start offering its smartphone app in St. Louis.</p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 23:25:52 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 33989 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Way To Hail A Cab Approved: Taxi Commission Okays First Dispatch App License Uber-Like Car Service Looking To Make Entry Into St. Louis Market http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/uber-car-service-looking-make-entry-st-louis-market <p><strong>UPDATE: Feb 25, 11 a.m.</strong></p><p>The Metropolitan Taxicab Commission approved Carmel's application for the dispatch license. Seven members of the commission voted in favor of the license and one abstained.</p><p><strong>ORIGINAL STORY:</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A car service that dispatches its vehicles using a smartphone app could start operating in St. Louis as soon as this week.</span></p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:41:27 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 33960 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Uber-Like Car Service Looking To Make Entry Into St. Louis Market St. Louis Taxi Drivers Protest For Religious Discrimination Lawsuit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-taxi-drivers-protest-religious-discrimination-lawsuit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About two dozen taxi drivers protested outside of City Hall in St. Louis on Monday, denouncing a Muslim cab driver's arrest for wearing his religious clothing while on the job.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Raja&nbsp;Naeem&nbsp;jokes that his attorney calls him "the Muslim Rosa Parks."</span></p><p>The Metropolitan Taxicab Commission warned him that he couldn't wear his religious clothing while picking up customers from Lambert airport, and that he would be arrested if he did.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 22:04:46 +0000 Chris McDaniel 25234 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Taxi Drivers Protest For Religious Discrimination Lawsuit