Philadelphia Business Journal and NBC 10 report that the Philadelphia Parking Authority has shut down Germantown Cab Company, taking 150 taxis off the streets for allegedly failing to turn over proper documentation and background checks on the company’s drivers.
“We want every member of the riding public to be able to enter a cab and feel confident that they are stepping into a safe cab,” said PPA Attorney Michael Casey.
Michael Henry, an attorney for Germantown Cab, claims the PPA didn’t give the company a fair chance before shutting them down however.
The PPA regulates cabs in Philadelphia. City Hall has been taking a look at how to improve taxi quality—both car and driver—in recent weeks, but the conversation had been centered on expanding competition rather than cracking down.