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More Manchester cabs are back on the road


MANCHESTER - Almost half of the city's fleet of 18 taxis were back on the road Thursday after an annual inspection sent many of the vehicles back to the garage for repairs.
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Kevin Kincaid, director of licensing enforcement for the Manchester City Clerk, said eight taxis were in service by Thursday afternoon after clearing a police inspection conducted earlier in the week.
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"Hopefully tomorrow afternoon we should have three-fourths of the fleet," Kincaid said.
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There were only four cabs in service on Wednesday, a day after a number of taxis failed inspection and the owners of the city's two cab companies surrendered the other medallions voluntarily, Kincaid said.
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Minor repairs like cracked windshields or headlights were easily repaired, while other vehicles needed more extensive work before inspectors would give the green light.
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