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Cabbies see few fares this holiday season

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December 27, 2007

Albany -- Christmas wasn't so merry for Albany cab drivers. They say the holiday season has been slower than usual, but they hope that's about to change.

Cab drivers are usually pretty busy this time of year, but this Christmas was disappointing.

Willie James Jackson has been at the wheel more than 30 years, and he says in those three decades, 2007 was maybe the worst holiday season he's seen.

"Last year it was pretty good. Usually on Christmas Eve it's pretty good, but this Christmas Eve it was really slow. We are hoping that this New Year's Eve will be real good this year. It's been pretty good so far for the last few years. So we are looking forward to another prosperous new year," said Jackson.

The holiday season is usually a big money maker for cab drivers because of the increase in alcohol consumption at holiday parties.

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