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Transportation related issues.

Taxicab business on the rise in Champaign-Urbana

By Landon Cassman/For CU-CitizenAccess -- Last year Karim Ouzidane opened Black Cab and Limo, adding one more company to what has become a taxi and limo company boom in Urbana-Champaign. 

Ouzidane, 39, came from Algeria 15 years ago with a degree in mechanical engineering. He then earned a degree from Parkland College in Cisco Networking. 

With two degrees to his name, Ouzidane said he had never planned on starting his own taxi company; it kind of just happened.   

The News-Gazette -- Karim Ouzidane owner of Black Cab and Limo. The number of taxi cab companies has more than doubled since 2008 in the area.

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