RE MICHAEL I. Mann's letter about his taxi problem going for chemotherapy:

There is a starter employed by Central Parking at 30th Street Station. The starter makes sure that the public is served on a first-come basis. It's impossible for a driver to turn down fares at the station.

If someone exits on the wrong side of the station, then it's illegal for cabbies to pick them up there. Finally, most fares from the station are within a two-mile radius, so how could this driver be waiting for a big fare? Please stop attacking these hard-working people who are living on poverty wages.

Ronald Blount, President

Taxi Workers Alliance of Pa.