Gardiner Expressway construction puts pinch on cab drivers

Toronto taxi drivers' union complains that long delays mean their customers are choosing other tranportation options

Taxi union blames construction delays on the Gardiner for a downturn in business.
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Anyone who has to make their way into or out of Toronto along the western stretch of the Gardiner Expressway knows the frustration caused by a maintenance project that has reduced it to two lanes.

Commuters are not the only ones who are suffering through the delays and traffic jams.

The president of iTaxiworkers, a Toronto taxi drivers union, tells the Toronto Star the construction is "killing the cab business."

Sajid Mughal says rides to Pearson Airport take about 20 minutes longer and the union says people are choosing other options to get to the airport.

With pressure on other streets the union says rush hour business is down because it costs too much to sit stuck in traffic in the core.

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