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.
UPDATE: Feb 25, 11 a.m.
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.
A car service that dispatches its vehicles using a smartphone app could start operating in St. Louis as soon as this week.
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.
Raja Naeem jokes that his attorney calls him "the Muslim Rosa Parks."
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.
He wore it anyway, and says his Kufi - his hat - was thrown on the ground, which he says is a great insult.
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