Those drivers, many of whom spend hours at the dispatch center to get one or two customers a day, said being stationed at a center away from the airport terminals is a disadvantage.
They complained that limo drivers, who are permitted to wait near the terminals, often lure customers away.
On Wednesday afternoon, as passengers got off a Midwest Airlines flight, one traveler began to phone for a taxi when a limo driver parked on the median outside the gate flagged him down. VanLoh said such soliciting is illegal and would be curbed once more traffic control officers were hired.
A cabdriver and a taxi company operator talk about proposed changes at the airport.