- Associated Press - Thursday, July 10, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - The central Illinois city of Bloomington is still rewriting its taxi and shuttle bus regulations after a judge ruled them unconstitutional last year.

The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports (https://bit.ly/U5ANoN ) the city has been granting taxi companies permission to operate and expand their fleets in the meantime.

Assistant City Attorney George Boyle says the city plans to seek input from the industry before it makes changes to the regulations in light of the court’s opinion.

Last year, a judge ruled the city had violated a woman’s right to due process when denying her permission to operate a late-night shuttle business and arguing the market was saturated.

The city code had allowed such businesses if “desirable and in the public interest.” But the judge said those rules lacked objective standards.

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Information from: The Pantagraph, https://www.pantagraph.com

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