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Synonyms for cabstand

a place where taxis park while awaiting customers

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(40) Luckily, other developments served to defuse the cabstand issue.
In the same year they put a telephone on the Portage Avenue cabstand with a direct line running to their cab office in the stable.
"Regulation of the Cab Trade" outlines the major legal constraints affecting the trade, namely, the bylaw provisions governing licenses fees, fares, cabstands and the conduct of owners and drivers.
Street cabs were licensed to ply for hire from public cabstands. Livery cabs were not licensed to use the cabstands, or to pick up fares who hailed them in the street.
A separate bylaw, originally passed in 1880 and revised many times, designated the location of cabstands. The most remarkable thing about the bylaws was how ineffectual they were.
The bylaw provisions governing cabstands inspired even less adherence than the fare schedule.
To ease their suffering, the city council built plank platforms on cabstands from 1880 to 1887, by which time the cedar-block street paving program was well underway.
In Toronto, De Luxe Taxicabs, reportedly the nation's largest fleet in January 1926 with 175 metered cabs, owed two-thirds of its trips to telephoned requests, and only one-third to cabstands. By then big operations like De Luxe had attached telephones or "call boxes" to strategically located poles or walls where drivers waited for assignment.
In the mid-1920s, taxi companies anticipated that these five in vestments in cabstands, transfer fees, central dispatching, taximeters and built-for-the-purpose vehicles would keep the bar of entry into their industry sufficiently high to allow it to evolve into an oligopoly where companies would compete on the basis of service rather than on price.
The cost revolution of the late 1920s also extended to cabstands. Owner-operators found they could avoid the expense of a private hotel or railway concession by parking nearby on the public streets.
All they had to do was to provide groups of cab owners with such services as corporate advertising, a garage, a central switchboard, and in Montreal, access to exclusive cabstands. They might also provide drivers with a used cab, to be paid off in monthly installments (of just $2.00 a month in Hamilton in 1934).
So, too, did automobile associations and police departments anxious to reduce the interference of cabstands and taxi cruising with traffic flow.