Open Letter, Mending the fences

After the chaos that has reined since WATO (Wisconsin Association of Taxi Owners) and the state’s largest taxi provider TaxiMKE decided to ignore the majority of taxi providers in Wisconsin to side with legislation specifically designed to destroy the Taxi industry and endanger the public, I have been trying very hard to put some kind of relationship back together with WATO and their primary PR and legislative representative Gary Goyke. To that end progress was made during a phone cal between myself and Gary today covering the possibilities, countermeasures and…

Open Letter, Statement concerning the recent decision of WATO to help Uber destroy Wisconsin’s taxi industry

Two nights ago WATO (Wisconsin Association of Taxi Owners) held a vote among their members concerning support for the legislation SB759 that was considered by the Wisconsin state senate today at the capital in a public hearing. SB759 is the senate counterpart bill of AB918, the state assembly bill that was passed for consideration by the Senate and governor for final passage into law. BOTH bills are a deregulation of taxi industry standards that would lower taxi operations to the same uninsured, unregulated and unaccountable standards as Rideshare/TNC companies are…

Legislative corruption and the end of the Taxi industry in Wisconsin

Content and website operations for 2018 was made possible by a donation from Robert Williams of Madison Wisconsin.   It may seem strange that nether Uber or Lyft raised any protest or so much as spoke out in public hearings over recently announced legislation to deregulate the taxi Industry in Wisconsin. After all, the legislators presenting these bills (AB918 & SB759) Like state Assembly representative Daniel Knodl and state senator Stephen Nass have been very outspoken in claims that these bills would return a “level playing field” and “fair trade” to the…