John Ross on Taxi Regulations That Favor Existing Firms



Cab drivers who argue they're being crowded out of the Kansas City, Missouri, market and lost a recent appeals court case aren't giving up the fight yet, writes John Ross. In an e-mail Tuesday, Mark Goodman, the cab drivers' attorney, said that a motion for rehearing before the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has been filed. Last month, that court rejected a bid by a group of 250 taxicab drivers to open Kansas City's market to more competition, saying that while the rules promote favoritism they aren't unconstitutional.