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Scott Wallace of Burlington Taxi Sets the Record Straight

December 14, 2021
 

On November 26th Burlington Taxi, which began operation 53 years ago, shut down for good, leaving many local services and the residents who depended on them without any immediate replacement means of transportation.

In the days that followed, it became apparent that there were more factors at work than just the inability of the company to remain profitable. A key element appeared to be the failure of City of Burlington staff to follow through on a council direction back in 2018. Somehow, an instruction from council to staff simply went missing. What happened?

Today our interview is with Scott Wallace, President of Burlington Taxi. Scott sat down to give us a detailed account of his side of the debate. It was an interview that certainly added greatly to our understanding of the timeline of what went on. Yet, as you will hear, there remain significant questions for the city to answer about how and why the council’s direct instructions could simply be ignored.

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