The demand for traditional taxis at Denver International Airport has dropped over the years as more passengers use ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft to get from the airport, say airport officials.

And DIA is responding by cutting the number of taxi cabs it will allow to linger at the airport, waiting to pick up passengers, in any 24-hour period.

DIA currently allows the seven taxi companies that operate at the airport to send a combined total of 321 cabs to the airport’s commercial waiting lot during a 24-hour period.

Starting April 1, DIA will allow a total of 252 taxis per day, airport spokesman Heath Montgomery said Thursday. Each of the seven cab companies that work at the airport will be permitted to have 36 permits during a 24-hour period, he said.

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