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Minneapolis Cabbies Will Now Have To Accept Credit Cards

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — You hail a taxi in Minneapolis and the cabbie won’t take a credit card. That won’t happen in the future following action by the Minneapolis City Council.

Councilman Gary Schiff pushed an ordinance after hearing complaints about customers needing a taxi but being told the cabbie wanted only cash.

Now the council has passed a measure requiring drivers to accept credit cards whether they want to or not.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Steve Murphy Reports

“This rule today puts us on par with other cities across the country and lets the driver know they cannot turn down a paying passenger just because they want to pay with plastic,” said Schiff.

Cabs in the city and at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport will now have to accept credit cards. The new requirement goes into effect June 1.

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