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Taxi Driver Shortage Interrupting Service at YYT

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Passenger journeys through St. John’s International Airport are occasionally interrupted or delayed due to the lack of available taxis.

Lisa Bragg, YYT’s director of business development and marketing, said that while these situations do happen, they are rare.

The airport outsources taxi services to City Wide with a fare structure that differs from the regular schedule.

She says they are always interested in the entire air and ground transportation experience.

Taxi services are meant to be in place for arriving passengers, but isolated incidents are generally in the early morning hours when people don’t want to work,” Bragg said. I’m not making excuses for us or taxis, but it’s a harsh reality and we’re trying to get through it and do our best.”

Alan Murray, a taxi driver for the past two years, stands by this statement. He says there are many taxis but not many drivers.

He said most drivers work until 7pm during the day and then the night shift continues until 3am or 4am, which could cause problems until the next driver arrives around 8am.

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