INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Two taxi companies no longer allowed to pick up passengers in Indianapolis will get the chance to appeal that decision later this week.
Throughout the day Tuesday, Riverside Park resembled a training course for those learning to drive. The park is the location where all cabs can be inspected every Tuesday and Thursday.
Adam Baker with the Department of Code Enforcement says part of the examination includes testing for properly working meters.
"We take our drivers on a mile route here. We take them down and we take them back. We are checking that meter is working properly," he said. "We want to make sure that our citizens are being charged properly. We physically lock these meters, making sure they have not been tampered with and making sure they have not been taken apart or adjusted."
Baker says the city also checks for working credit card readers.
A city ordinance says cab companies are required to have their vehicles inspected twice a year.
A-United and Broad Ripple Village Taxi can't operate in town any more. That ban on Broad Ripple Village Taxi came after repeated violations including failed inspections. Managers with A-United failed to renew their license in time
Meanwhile, 24-Hour News 8 reached out to the companies who were denied and have not gotten a response.
If the companies decide they want to start up again under new name, they can. But, they have to submit a business plan showing they've improved their practices.
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