Group of cab drivers urges Milwaukee to lift cap on taxis

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A group of taxi drivers and those who want to become taxi drivers rallied in Milwaukee on Monday, April 7th.

They want the city of Milwaukee to completely lift a cap on the number of taxi cabs in Milwaukee.

In November of 2013, the city of Milwaukee voted to add 100 taxi cabs to ensure better service.

A lottery was then done to give out those permits.

The group rallying in Milwaukee on Monday says this wasn’t done fairly.

“The 100 numbers they gave out as a lottery was not a lottery — was a selective people,¬†other people who live in different states — a lot of cab drivers who’s been driving — some of them 10 years 15 didn’t get a number,” Ishmael Haroun said.

More than 1,700 submitted applications for a permit.