Cabbies disapprove of council’s jitney proposal

A taxicab owner on Block Island called the New Shoreham Town Council’s concept of operating an island jitney service in order to pass anti-Uber legislation as an unnecessary exercise of “Let’s make a deal.” The Town Council devised the concept of including a jitney in the legislation to quash the impression that taxicabs have a monopoly on Block Island and to bolster its chance for passage in both houses of the General Assembly. 
Judy Clark, who owns an island taxicab, made it clear at the Town Council’s work session on Nov. 6, that she

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