Tensions High Between Cab Drivers & Motor Vehicle Authority

Emotions ran high Tuesday night at the Biloxi City Council meeting as taxi cab drivers and the Motor Vehicle for Hire Authority went head to head.

Independent taxi drivers feel Yellow Cab is working with the Motor Vehicle for Hire commissioners to push independent drivers out, but the commission feels a vehicle authority is needed to safely regulate the taxi industry in south Mississippi. One driver, Bryan Shaw, became a taxi driver after serving in the military. He now says he refuses to be regulated by a corrupt authority.

Shaw says, “Doing what was morally right to protect others and to protect a free nation and a free people from our enemies. I put my life on the line for this country, now I just enjoy a simple life as a cab driver, that’s what I chose to do.”

Biloxi is now considering doing away with the Motor Vehicle for Hire Authority after drivers spoke out against the organization at a public meeting Tuesday and during the City Council meeting.

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