Glasgow MSP Pam Duncan-Glancy has written to the Minister for Transport asking her to Save Glasgow’s Black Cabs.
The MSP has been campaigning for government intervention to help Glasgow’s Cabbies as new Low Emission Zone restrictions in the City Centre are expected to be introduced this year, forcing many drivers out of the industry.
The Scottish Labour MSP previously raised the issue with the Cabinet Secretary for Net-Zero, Energy and Transport during a Ministerial Statement earlier this month but was advised to direct communication to the Minister for Transport.
The Black Cab industry provides around 3000 jobs in the city.
Pam Duncan-Glancy MSP said:
“Glasgow’s Black cabs are an essential part of our city’s economy and culture.
“They not only provide jobs for thousands of people, but they are also one of the few reliable modes of transport for disabled people and a safe option for woman – their loss would have a detrimental impact on people right across Glasgow.
“Other local authorities across Scotland have delayed the introduction of LEZs to take account of the financial challenges the industry faced during the pandemic – I have urged Glasgow City Council to do the same, and now I have taken that request directly to the Cabinet Secretary.”