LRCC Cites Greater Lansing Taxi Authority as Another Example of Regional Collaboration
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Lansing Regional Chamber Cites Greater Lansing Taxi Authority as Another Example of Regional Collaboration
(Lansing, MI) – The Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) has commended four local communities for their decision to join with the cities of Lansing and East Lansing as part of the Greater Lansing Taxi Authority. Lansing Township is the most recent addition to the Authority, along with the cities of Lansing and East Lansing, and Delhi, Delta and Meridian Townships.
“We couldn’t be more pleased to have our regional partners join with us in the Greater Lansing Taxi Authority, said East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett. “This regional collaboration will help ensure that our residents and visitors to metro Lansing have access to cab service that is accessible, reliable, and safe.
In 2014, the Greater Lansing Taxi Authority was established by Lansing and East Lansing to create a uniform regulatory standard for taxi companies that would ensure safe and professional service across the region. Shortly after establishing the Authority, the two cities invited four neighboring townships to join.
“Up until now, there has been no consistent policy in the region for the proper regulation of taxi companies and their drivers,” said Ken Fletcher, Delta Township Supervisor. “With the creation of the Taxi Authority, all of our citizens have the comfort of knowing that whenever they are transported by taxi from one point in the region to another, they will experience the safest and most professional fleet of cab companies.”
The Taxi Authority is the latest in a series of regional collaborations that are helping change the nature of government services and how they are efficiently and effectively delivered in the region. The most notable of those collaborations is the Shared Fire Services Initiative, which has helped improve the efficiency and quality of fire and emergency service in the region.
“The Greater Lansing region has established itself as a statewide leader in regional cooperation,” said Tim Daman, LRCC President and Chief Executive Officer. “The Greater Lansing Taxi Authority is the latest example of regionalism in action, and one that can be held up as a model in dealing with similar transportation related regulatory programs being considered at the state level.”
The mission of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) is to be the preeminent business advocacy organization in the Greater Lansing region by collaborating for economic growth, creating new opportunities for our members and upholding pro-business ideals through the advancement of sound public policy. More information about LRCC and its programs and services can be found on any of its social media platforms, including www.lansingchamber.org, Facebook, Twitter (@Lansing Chamber), Linked In and You Tube.