Consumer watchdog prepares complaint on taxi situation at Termini.The lack of taxis at Rome's central Termini train station and the justifications on behalf of taxi drivers, who complain of excessive traffic in the area, constitute a "real interruption to the public service" according to consumer watchdog Codacons which is filing a complaint to the public prosecutor.
The statement by Codacons came after the president of Rome's 3570 taxi cooperative, Loreno Bittarelli, admitted a taxi shortage at Termini on Sundays and holidays, in an interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica.
Bittarelli said that cab drivers tend to avoid Termini because they are slowed down by traffic and instead choose less congested areas nearby where they can circulate faster.
Pointing out that there is a traffic lane reserved for taxis on Via Marsala, to one side of the station, Codacons says that the shortage of cabs creates "enormous damage" for commuters arriving at Termini who have to endure "endless queues."
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Taxi shortage at Rome's main railway station
Piazza dei Cinquecento, 1, 00185 Roma RM, Italy