Calgary Downtown Business Association officials are calling on cabbies to crowd the downtown core during late hours this Stampede season.
CDBA executive director Maggie Schofield said since the Calgary Airport Authority has awarded the airport contract to one company, other companies have an opportunity to make a lot of income during the Stampede.
“We really hope there are a lot of cabs out, especially at night with people going to parties, bars and clubs, to help get everyone around smoothly and have a good time,” Schofield said.
“We really think it’s a great opportunity for them and it would benefit everyone.”
Schofield recognizes that it’s up to individual companies to dole out cab service, but she hopes to see an influx at night.
Associated Cabs president Roger Richard said that should be no problem.
“There’s no doubt. I fully expect there will be many cabs out providing service, especially at night and during the Stampede where the demand will be high,” he said.