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.