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Brookline Taxi Drivers Angry At Limo Drivers Who Solicit Fares

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(Photo credit ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

BROOKLINE (CBS) – Some taxi drivers in Brookline want limo drivers to be kept away from hotels in an ongoing dispute over fares.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports.

Officer John Canney with the Brookline Police Traffic and Hackney Divisions says the department will investigate complaints from several taxi drivers who frequent the town’s two hotels.

The drivers claim limo services that are not registered in town have been soliciting fares.

“If they are called to respond to a hotel, they are allowed to respond to telephone calls or appointments to pick up passengers. What they are not allowed to do is solicit in the lobbies of the hotels for fares,” said Canney.

Canney said limo drivers or the companies may be fined if they are caught in violation of the town bylaws.

He hopes to have the complaints resolved by Memorial Day.

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