Change after decades: Milwaukee to begin accepting applications for new taxi permits

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- Applicants for a public passenger vehicle permit to operate a taxi in Milwaukee will soon be able to apply without regard for a cap on the number of permits issued. They'll also receive provisional permission to begin operating the day of their application.

The Milwaukee Common Council unanimously passed legislation in July that did away with the cab cap and created a more streamlined application process, allowing drivers to sign an affidavit affirming their record is clean and receive a provisional permit immediately upon their application.

The legislation will allow network companies like Uber and Lyft to operate legally.

The application process will be kicked off with a news conference at City Hall on Tuesday morning, September 2nd.

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