Regulators with the county's Public Transportation Commission mandate that limousine operators, whether they drive limos or Lincoln Town Cars, like [Daniel Steiner], must charge a minimum $40 a trip. They have written up Steiner for charging less.
"He has been on the fringe of passing inspections," said [Gregory Cox], noting an issue that he and Steiner have debated repeatedly. Steiner says inspectors focus on minor issues, rather than big ones, like whether vehicles and their drivers are safe.
Cox said the dispute has been going on for months. It came to a head recently when Steiner applied for permission to add five more cars to his fleet. He began reviewing Steiner's business practices more closely.