Taxi Stand Development Program receives national recognition
(MIAMI, May 29, 2012) – Miami-Dade County’s Taxi Stand Development Program has been recognized by the National Association of County’s Award (NACo) for implementing a program that has resulted in enhanced passenger transportation service for residents and visitors.
NACo recognizes county agencies that are innovative and progressive by creating programs that meet the needs of their citizens.
Miami-Dade County Code defines “Taxi Stand” as an approved location on a public right-of-way and/or private property designated for taxicab drivers to await employment. In an effort to improve the taxicab service for the visitors and residents of Miami-Dade County, the For-Hire Transportation Division of the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources (RER) implemented the program in 2008.
Since then, the department has been successful in obtaining more than 125 new stands countywide, resulting in reduction of traffic congestion and taxicab fuel consumption. Currently there is a total of 191 taxicab stands countywide with 487 parking spaces, excluding the Port of Miami and the Miami International Airport.
“Taxicabs provide an important transportation service in Miami-Dade County,” said Mario Goderich, Assistant Director of the Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources. “The stands provide a convenient and visible location for members of the public to obtain taxicab service, and provide a designated location to serve the public’s best interest.”
In addition to other important consumer related information, Business Affairs maintains a current list of all taxicab stands in Miami-Dade County.