May 3 2013 | Latest NewsNew Orleans: City Council Member James Gray proposed an amendment to the taxicab reform ordinances that would have allowed drivers to keep 10-year old vehicles beyond the Jan 1, 2014 deadline to decrease the age of taxis to seven years. The Landrieu administration did not support the amendment. The City Council voted 4 to 3 to not amend the taxicab reform measure passed last year.
Kenner: Kenner City Council adopted new taxicab regulations similar to those adopted by New Orleans and the Airport last year. The ordinance had the support of Mayor Mike Yenni. The Kenner City Council adopted the ordinance with a 7-0 vote. The new rules include requirements that all taxis install credit card equipment and have operative air conditioners, as well as the requirement that new vehicles much be purchased every nine years.