David Randel, vice president of sales for the Mobile Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau, echoed Gilbert's statement.
"The committee is trying to escalate the standards for taxicabs, that's all," Randel
"It has nothing to do with big business versus smaller business."
In the last two years, Yellow Cab
has released four drivers who did not meet the company's driver standards, all of which have since been granted business licenses by the city to operate their own taxicab service.
Driver standards include things such as driving records and temperament.
and Gilbert each pointed out examples of how taxis haven't been regulated to the best of the city's enforcement ability.
"If a service like Yellow Cab left Mobile, it would have a similar effect to the cruise ship leaving packing up and leaving the city," Randel