Pr. George's taxi expansion blocked
A Prince George's County judge has temporarily blocked a new law from going into effect that would expand the number of taxis in the county.
The Department of Environmental Resources, which handles the registrations for the lottery for 390 taxicab operating certificates, said in a statement that the process was suspended because of a temporary restraining order issued by the court.
Last month, the County Council voted to overturn a veto by County Executive Jack B. Johnson of a bill to expand the number of taxis in the county. The registrations, which were scheduled to begin Oct. 4, would add 390 permits to the current 775. The taxi companies have opposed the legislation, which has been pushed by the drivers.
-- Ovetta Wiggins