Jitneys (Mini)

In today’s world, we all know what Uber and Lyft is and what they provide, and many cities with highly established and regulated taxi systems have waged constant war against them - I am definitely thinking of NYC. But did you know that these cities had the same issues, just many decades before you were born? A jitney is the name of a taxi that operated outside of municipal regulations, the word stemming from the slang word for nickel, which is what the ride originally cost.

Atlanta's jitneys only operated legally for 4 years in the firsts half of the 1920s, while waiting for the determination of a court case that would decide their fate. 

 

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