Two of Salt Lake City’s taxicab companies are challenging Salt Lake City’s decision to terminate their certificates of public convenience and necessity. The City has decided to regulate on-demand taxicab service through a request for proposal.
The existing cab companies contend the City’s actions violate the state and federal constitutions, as well as various ordinances and state statutes. The Third District Court in Salt Lake City granted the cab companies’ motion for a temporary restraining order against the City, preventing the City from allowing new out-of-state taxicab companies to operate under concession contracts. The case remains pending.