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L.A. to re-examine regulations controlling city's taxi companies
L.A. to re-examine regulations controlling city's taxi companies

In a push to level the playing field for taxi firms competing with new, app-based ride-sharing businesses, Los Angeles officials agreed Thursday to re-examine hundreds of regulations that control the city's nine licensed cab companies. At the urging of Mayor Eric Garcetti, the five members of the Board of Taxicab Commissioners said they would review a 64-page taxi rulebook with an eye toward scrapping some regulations and modifying others that put cabs at a competitive disadvantage. In a letter sent to the taxi board Wednesday, Garcetti urged the officials to "take all steps necessary to ensure equal competition." The growth of companies such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar...

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