City taxi companies merging as of May 1

City taxi companies merging as of May 1
Linda MacInnes of Tip Top Taxi.

CORNWALL, Ontario - A pair of well-known Cornwall taxi companies are merging.

Tip Top Taxi and Veteran's will join forces effective May 1, said the company's new manager France Martelle.

In an interview with Seaway News Martelle said the move will bring both companies under the Tip Top banner, while still maintaining a small hommage to Veteran's - a taxi service that has spent decades operating in Cornwall.

“We did this to expand and help the customer service,” Martelle said. “The opportunity arose and we wanted to bring everything to Cornwall.”

Recently Veteran's was being operated and dispatched out of Ottawa under the Blue Line brand.

“They (Blue Line) were concentrating mostly in Ottawa and west of Cornwall,” said Martelle.

The move means the new Tip Top fleet will number 27 cabs, and Martelle said the existing drivers are being kept.

Those looking for a Tip Top cab can call 613-932-2727.

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