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January 16, 2013
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Vail police to host discussion on public transportation law

VAIL, Colorado - The Vail Police Department will host a discussion on the newly enacted public transportation ordinance at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Town Council Chambers, 75 S. Frontage Road. Taxi, limo and shuttle operators as well as lodging representatives are encouraged to attend the meeting to discuss implementation impacts and suggestions for improvements.

The ordinance requires permits for all commercial passenger transportation providers doing business in the town, including taxis, luxury limousines, buses, lodging industry vans, shuttles and courtesy cars. Approved by the Town Council in November, the ordinance was enacted to address the proliferation of commercial passenger transportation vehicles accessing the transportation centers and ski and rider drop off zones within the town.

To date, 501 permits have been issued to taxi, shuttle, courtesy car and luxury limousine service vehicles. This equates to 38 hotels and transportation companies with 10 additional companies that have permit applications in process.

For details or to forward comments, contact Police Chief Dwight Henninger at 479-2218 or dhenninger@vailgov.com.


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