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Taxi stands a success


 
     
After a successful first year, crews are refreshing markings for the downtown taxi stand on Front Street.

Markings that indicate “Taxi Only After Midnight” were installed about a year ago to parking spaces in the 00 and 100 blocks of Front Street as part of an effort to keep drivers from parking in the designated spaces after midnight so taxis would have room to park and pick up patrons as they leave downtown bars.

The markings are working as intended. Parking staff and the Wilmington Police Department report that between July 1-Sept. 30, 2012 there were 802 taxi stand tickets issued, compared to just 87 tickets during the same period in 2013 -- close to a 90 percent reduction.


City staff completed refreshing the taxi markings in the 00 block of South Front Street during the week of Sept. 30 and completed markings in the 00 block of North Front Street the week of Oct. 7. The work took take place in early morning to minimize impact to businesses.  

 
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