More Red Deer taxis coming
Six more taxis will hit Red Deer streets this fall after a taxi plate draw in late August.
The City of Red Deer has added the additional licenses because the 2013 municipal census confirmed Red Deer has increased by 5,232 people.
Only qualified applicants can apply for the taxi license draw.
Applicants must have been involved in the taxi industry for two years or longer as a taxi driver, or as broker for more than 1,200 hours a year, said Shelley VanSomeren, city license and permit inspector.
The taxi plate draw will be at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, in the Wapiti Room at City Hall. Applications are available from the Inspections and Licensing Department on the third floor of Red Deer City Hall.
A $21.60 non-refundable fee for each application (only one per broker or driver) must be remitted to the city by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 14.
Applicants must submit proof they are a qualified by 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 6.
For more details, call City Inspections and Licensing at 403-342-8182 or go to email@example.com.