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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Red tape is to partly to blame for the rapid decline of Indianapolis’ taxi industry.

Or so say the taxi drivers.

State law doesn’t allow Indiana cities to regulate ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft.

A newly-formed city-county council taxi reform commission is looking into the regulations local taxi drivers currently face and if they can diminish the disparity.

“The taxicab companies have been treated unfairly because the Uber is not being regulated,” said Osman Djama, the airport taxi advisory committee chairman. “The taxis are being regulated.”