Public Input Welcomed Concerning Proposed Changes to Vehicles for Hire Regulations

To improve service to customers and enhance operations for business owners, the Cities of Champaign and Urbana are considering several changes to both Cities’ Vehicles for Hire (taxi/limo) Ordinance regulations.  Some of the proposed changes include: improving customer safety, eliminating zone rates, changing vehicle posting requirements, and modifying inspection requirements.  A document outlining the proposed Ordinance changes is available online at

The public is invited to attend a public meeting and provide comments concerning the proposed changes during an information session on May 17, 2018.  The meeting will start at 10:00 a.m. and will be held in the City of Urbana’s Council Chambers, 400 S Vine Street, Urbana.

The information session will provide the general public, business owners, and drivers an opportunity to ask questions and share comments or concerns regarding the proposed changes.  Information gathered from the public will be carefully considered prior to reviewing proposed Ordinance revisions with the City Councils in July 2018.

Those unable to attend the information session may also email their comments to the Champaign City Clerk’s Office – [email protected].  Written comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on May 21, 2018.

Media Contact: Marilyn L. Banks, City Clerk | 217-403-8940 | [email protected]