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Why the Smelly Taxi Ride?

FROM THE "ITS NOT WHAT YOU THINK" FILE - SAN ANTONIO -- Lately, tourists hailing a cab at the San Antonio International Airport have gotten their first impression of the Alamo City through a smelly taxi ride, taxi drivers said. Taxi drivers said the bad smells come from the terminal one waiting area the drivers park in before heading to pick up fares.

While most drivers wait in their taxis parked in direct sunlight, some try to clump under a small portable shelter stationed near a row of porta-potties. Taxi drivers have nicknamed the area, "Guantanamo Bay in San Antonio." David Bishop, president of San Antonio Taxi Workers Alliance, said taxi drivers, who should be treated like ambassadors for the city, instead face deplorable conditions.

"They're sitting there, they have no running water, they're using porta-potties and they have no air conditioning," Bishop said. "There's nothing

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Added: Oct-3-2007 
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