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Summary

Colorado’s newest taxi company has been authorized to be its largest right off the bat.

About 50 of the co-op’s would-be drivers, dressed in suits and ties, packed the hearing room. Most of the 800 co-op members are immigrants, primarily from Africa and the Middle East, and many have been driving for Metro and Yellow Cab, or even transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft.

Koncilja, who grew up in Pueblo, noted that her own parents were immigrants who couldn’t speak the language and said the applicants had waited long enough to get the company operating.

Green will be not only the largest taxi company in the state, it will be the largest taxi co-op in the nation, according to Jason Wiener, its attorney. Union and Mile High Cab companies, smaller Denver-based firms, are also run as co-ops.

Added October 11, 2019