Supervisor Weishan Looking to Lift Cap on Number of Airport Taxicabs

At a Milwaukee County Transportation, Public Works and Transit Committee meeting on Wednesday April 8, County Supervisor, John Weishan proposed a lift on the cap of the number of taxicabs at General Mitchell International Airport. This revision to the taxicab licensing and permit regulations began as a response to a lawsuit that was filed by several taxicab drivers, as well as various TNC (Transportation Network Companies) like Uber and Lyft.

Supervisor Weishan believes that this move will have a positive impact on the airport; “This is good public and economic policy, and I hope my colleagues will agree that passing the resolution is the best thing for the free market, travelers and the airport.”

The decision was tabled and will be discussed at the Milwaukee County Board meeting later this month.

What do you think? Do you think this will be good or bad for the free market?