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Fewer cabs will be on Evansville streets this New Year's

If you're trying to hail a cab after on New Year's Eve, you might be left in the cold. Fewer taxis will be on the road in Evansville. 

City council members tell 14 News that Mighty Cab didn't register with the city clerk on time and now their engines have to stop running when the clock strikes 12 on New Year's Eve. 

City Council Woman Missy Mosby says cab companies were required to register with the clerk by last Wednesday, but Mighty Cab owner John Noback didn't submit until Friday.

Monday night at city council, members approved registrations for several cab companies, but Mighty Cab didn't make the cut.

The company tells us they operate seven cabs and employ 15 people. As it stands, the soonest they'll be back on the roads is January 15.

Right now, shutting down Mighty Cab would not only hurt those employees, but officials say it also poses a public safety concern. 

"I was talking to some police officers about that as well. New Year's Eve we need as many taxi cabs open and available as possible. Honestly, if we aren't able to do a special meeting, then at 12:01 a.m. on January 1st, they can no longer practice," Mosby said.

Mosby says she is working with City Council Attorney Scott Danks on arranging a special meeting so they can approve Mighty Cab's registration and keep them in business. She says most council members are understanding and know mistakes happen, but no decision on that meeting has been made just yet.

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