Tourist-happy Myrtle Beach not so welcoming to taxi drivers

By Rick Brundrett | The Nerve

All Ted Praul wanted to do is start his own taxicab service in the tourist mecca of Myrtle Beach.

He would find out just how hard it would be dealing with city officials.

After working for four years for another taxi company, Praul decided to strike out on his own with his seven-seat, 2004 Dodge Caravan. He obtained a state “Class C” certificate in January for his taxi business, called “Coastal Carriage,” which allows him to operate statewide, but he needed separate approval from the city of Myrtle Beach to pick up riders within the city limits.

That’s where he ran into trouble.

at The Nerve.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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