Cab drivers claim gypsy cabs are taking away from their business

Licensed cab drivers in Trenton say they are being driven out of business by gypsy cabbies who do not follow the same rules. Earlier this month, registered taxi owners agreed to a proposed city ordinance that forced them to use their meters and only charge a top price of $7.50 anywhere within the city limits. Gypsy cab drivers, however, have not agreed to the same rules. The cab drivers say the gypsy drivers have been taking business away by charging a flat rate of $5. Drivers claim city inspectors haven't been protecting them. They say no action has been taken against the gypsy cab drivers and that, according to their lawyer, leaves them two choices. The first option is to file a lawsuit against the city to compel enforcement and the second option is a citywide strike of the taxicab drivers. Calls to City Hall have gone unanswered.

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