Germantown Cab closes down for weekend

 The PPA says Germantown Cab Co. hasn't complied with safety regulations. (Image courtesy of NBC10)

The PPA says Germantown Cab Co. hasn't complied with safety regulations. (Image courtesy of NBC10)

Under the looming threat of taxi impoundments, Germantown Cab Co. will not be in operation this weekend, the company’s general manager told the Inquirer on Friday.

This is the latest development in an ongoing battle between the cab company and the Philadelphia Parking Authority related to oversight and vehicle safety. The latter was cited by the PPA as prompting the weekend shutdown.

“Germantown Cab has used every excuse to avoid complying with the regulations,” PPA Executive Director Vincent Fenerty told the Inquirer. “We will no longer permit them to ignore the rules and potentially jeopardize public safety.”

Of the impact, Germantown Cab General Manager Joseph Gabbay responded that, “the bottom line is, I serve low-income people in the neighborhood who are not served by the other cabs.”

NewsWorks will check in on this story next week.

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