Greater Lansing Taxi Authority to expand services

LANSING, MI (WLNS) – Back in September, the Lansing and East Lansing city councils agreed to create the Greater Lansing Taxi Authority and were the only two cities working under the agreement until now.

The authority may now be expanding and that means changes could be happening for local taxi and ride-share services in the capital area.

Council members both in Lansing and East Lansing created the taxi authority so consumers could trust that if they catch a ride home from a cab or ride share service, the person driving has been checked out, has insurance, and will charge them a fair rate. Now the authority could expand the surety to taxi customers in Meridian, Delta and Lansing townships. Plus Michigan State and East Lansing approved the additions last week. Tonight the Lansing City Council is expected to do the same.

If approved, the GTLA will serve the entire capital area region putting all taxi and ride share services under the same guidelines.

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