DENVER - After a years-long legal and regulatory battle, Mile High Cab Inc. says it has begun providing transportation services to the public, making it Denver's newest taxi company.
"Mile High Cab will begin providing top-notch competitive taxicab services to the people and communities of the Greater Denver Metro area today," Mekonnen Gizaw, president of Aurora-based Mile High Cab, said in a statement Sunday. "We have worked hard and have overcome many obstacles to earn this opportunity. This is our American Dream."
Mile High has authority to operate 150 taxis in metro Denver.
A group of cab drivers has fought for Mile High's existence since September 2008, when they filed an application with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission to start operations.
The PUC denied the request in 2010, saying there were already too many cabs on metro Denver streets. The cabbies appealed the decision to Denver District Court, where a judge sided with the PUC.
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