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May 13, 2008 | General

EDMONTON – Edmonton Airports today announced that the Laidlaw Transit Ltd. proposal for taxi services at Edmonton International Airport has been accepted. The contract is for a five year term, commencing May 1, 2001.

The previous contract, operated through a taxi consortium, will expire April 30, 2001.

Yellow Cab, Prestige Cabs, Barrel Taxi Ltd. and Checker Cabs (Edmonton) Inc. comprise Laidlaw’s taxi fleets.

Laidlaw Transit Ltd. has committed to service delivery standards for both pre-arranged and on-demand service. In addition, Laidlaw is positioned to respond to the increased demand for taxi service for special events like the 2001 Championships in Athletics.

“Edmonton Airports looks forward to a productive partnership with Laidlaw Transit Ltd. We are confident that our cooperative commitment to customer service will result in high levels of satisfaction for taxi users,” said Diane Trenn, Manager Terminal for Edmonton Airports.

“Laidlaw Transit Ltd. looks forward to working with Edmonton Airports in providing taxi service that focuses on customer needs.” said Sid Slach, District Director of Operations. “We will continue to increase the level of customer satisfaction.”

Edmonton Airports engaged in a competitive process seeking a cost efficient and customer service effective means of providing coordinated taxi services to customers of Edmonton International Airport.

Edmonton International Airport incorporates a closed-stand, which allows Edmonton Airports to work in partnership with service providers to maintain appropriate supply and establish superior customer service levels.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Sid Slach, Laidlaw Transit Ltd: (780) 465-8514 or cell (780) 951-0350.