Archive for Tuesday, July 31, 2012

40 years ago: Lawrence taxi company to raise fares

July 31, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 31, 1972:

  • Ward Thompson, Sr., owner of Lawrence's two taxicab companies, approached the Lawrence City Commission this week to request permission for rate increases. Citing increasing overhead and decreasing fares, Thompson proposed raising the cost of a one-mile ride from 75 cents to $1.05. "Business is down about a quarter," said Thompson, adding that expenses had increased in almost every aspect of his business.
  • Crowds of about 1,500 people on Saturday and about 3,000 on Sunday had attended an air show at the Lawrence Municipal Airport. Flyovers, air acrobatics, and helicopter rides were among the offerings at the show. "We were trying to show the airport as more of a business asset to the community," said airport manager Bob Wilson. "And we are trying to prove the safety of airplanes."


Zype 5 years, 9 months ago

When business is down, raise rates. Seems legit.

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