Multiple taxi services to remain at Portland airport

Posted Nov. 08, 2009, at 10:18 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — The Portland Jetport is abandoning a plan to grant exclusive rights to one taxi company for five years.

Jetport officials raised the idea in September as a way to streamline tax service, but WMTW-TV reports that the airport instead is revamping the current system to allow dozens of independent drivers to continue their work.

Starting in January, the basic charge for using a taxi will increase $1.50 to $6.50. The money will be used to provide a GPS unit for each taxi and to establish a complaint hot line.