City Council Preview (July 14)

Here’s a quick look at some of the items the College Station City Council will be considering Thursday, July 14, at its workshop and regular meetings. This blog is not intended as a complete and official agenda. Click here to see the complete agenda packets.

Workshop Meeting (3 p.m.)

Taxicab, Jitney Ordinance Updates

The council will hear presentations from the College Station Police Department regarding updates to existing ordinances that regulate taxicabs and jitneys in the city limits. Jitneys are small motor vehicles such as buses or vans that transport passengers on a route for a shared fare. The council has directed the police department to review both ordinances. The proposed change to the taxicab ordinance would require that rates and fares be posted in a clearly visible place outside the cab. The rates and fares also would need to be posted inside the cab where they are visible by passengers in both the front and back seats. Local cab companies have been consulted in this process and are supportive of the change. The proposed change to the jitney ordinance would require these vehicles to be subjected to the same inspections as taxicabs.

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