CLEVEVLAND- The city of Cleveland revoked a cab company’s operating license for violating two ordinances.
Wolley Taxi Company was employing unlicensed drivers, according to the city. The company is also accused of not performing mandatory background checks, which includes drug tests, on their cab drivers.
“It is important that we hold taxi companies accountable and conduct these random audits to ensure the safety of those in the City who utilize these services,” Commissioner of Assessments and Licenses Dedrick Stephens said in a news release on Wednesday. “Whether you are living, visiting or working in Cleveland, it is important that the services the public utilizes are safe and reliable.”
A random audit also uncovered Wolley Taxi did not have proper insurance coverage. The license was revoked effective Feb. 20.
Wolley Taxi has appealed the decision. The Cleveland Board of Zoning Appeals will schedule a hearing.