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Changes to taxi and limousine regulations go into effect Saturday, Nov. 17

Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 (Halifax, NS) – A number of licensing and operational changes respecting the regulation of taxis and limousines - including rate increases - will go into effect tomorrow, Nov. 17, following Regional Council approval on Oct. 23, 2012.

Bylaw T-1000, Respecting the Regulations of Taxis, Accessible Taxis And Limousines, outlines various rates and charges for taxis and limousines. Taxi fares will increase by 12.76 per cent on average, and limousine hourly rates increase to $64.85. Owners have until Jan. 15, 2013 to have meters calibrated to the new rates and meter calibration slips submitted to the Taxi Licensing Office.

Additional changes to be implemented include no smoking in vehicles licensed as taxis, accessible taxis or limousines, changes to open hours for taxi zones from Thursday to Sunday evenings, and other licensing requirements.

For more information on changes to taxi and limousine regulations visit


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Tiffany Chase
HRM Communications

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