Borough revisits proposed taxicab ordinance and fees

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MANASQUAN — The borough council is revisiting plans to establish an active pickup and drop off zone at the beachfront.

It is also looking to repeal licensing fees for taxi/autocabs registered in the borough, while also providing them with exclusive benefits to taxi stands that they do not currently have.

The two ordinances were introduced Tuesday and will be up for a second reading and public hearing at the next council meeting.

The move comes from a suggestion from police officials who have expressed concern of public safety in moving everyone out of the bars at closing time.

“We can’t ignore, at this point, the advent of Uber,” said Municipal Administrator Tom Flarity.

In turn, taxi stands will be moved across the street from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., and the amount of them will decrease, as proposed in Ordinance No. 2277-19.

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