BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland's Board of Public Works has extended the taxi concession contract at Thurgood Marshall Baltimore-Washington International Airport with the current company by one year.
The move was made after drivers this week protested a proposal that would have awarded the contract to Virginia-based Dulles Airport Taxi Inc., which would have paid the state $1 million more for the airport rights than current concession holder BWI Taxi Management.
Drivers said they feared that Dulles Airport Taxi would reduce the number of owner-operated taxis at the airport.
Comptroller Peter Franchot says he wants Maryland's Department of Transportation to have more time to review the contract and find a way to balance state revenues with the needs of taxi drivers.
Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com
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