Dallas City Hall's Really Not Worried About Taxi Drivers' Threat to Boycott the Super Bowl
|From the cabbie protest at Dallas City Hall last September|
Of course, the cabbies also stayed home New Year's Eve. Which didn't seem to bother too many folks. There are some other items of note in the WSJ piece. Let's skip ahead:
The natural-gas program was created to help Dallas meet federal air-quality standards it had violated for years and displace foreign oil at the same time, all without the city spending a dime, Mr. Leppert said in a recent interview. "It is almost a renewable source of energy," he said of the nation's abundant supply of natural gas, some of it trapped right under the Dallas metropolitan area.
Mr. Leppert admits that the 87 natural-gas cabs registered so far -- out of the 1,840 taxis permitted by the city and the 1.9 million vehicles registered in Dallas County -- won't make much of a difference at first. But he hopes to start a trend.