Those anticompetitive regulations have harmed Nashville’s residents and visitors alike, while enabling taxi and limousine companies to earn greater profits. ... This article tells the story behind those events, and why Nashville is worse off for them.
Although it pains me to have to teach this to my students, it is yet another example of "make the rules or your rivals will"--in this case to raise profit at the expense of consumers.
Call your Council Members and let them know what you think. I did.