response to the reported strike by unionized drivers at Yellow Checker Star,
Taxicab Authority Administrator Charles Harvey has authorized the allocation of
20 additional medallions for each of the 13 other operating cab companies in
Clark County. These allocations, if fully utilized by the companies,
would put an additional 260 cabs into service.
order put into effect in late November 2012 by the Taxicab Authority Board gave
Administrator Harvey the authority to issue up to 30 additional medallions per
company if notified of an official work stoppage. Adjustments can be made
to the number of temporary medallions issued in response to the situation as
more information is known and the impact is assessed.
no disruptions in service have been reported to date, the issuance of these
temporary medallions is a preemptive measure to ensure that an adequate level
of service is provided to the riding public. Staff will continue to monitor
the strike and potential impacts through direct agency observation and reports
from stakeholders including the taxi industry, airport officials, strip
property representatives and the public.
Taxicab Authority is mandated to protect the safety and welfare of the riding
public. Historically, March is one of the busiest months of the year with
approximately 3.5 million visitors reported in 2012. The TA Board and staff
recognize the importance of the tourism industry’s impact on the local economy
and will take the necessary actions to mitigate any disruption in service and
ensure that visitors to Las Vegas can easily move around the city to get to
where they want to go.