Rollins, however, said he would like to see the ambassador have a continued presence at the airport after the proper signage is in place.
"We intend to continue to work with airport officials to reach an agreement on what serves passengers best at the airport," Rollins said.
He continued to state he was "dumbfounded" and "at a loss" that the cab drivers had an issue with Coast RTA. Rollins said the Coast RTA ambassador directs passengers to cab drivers "15 to 20 times per day" if a passenger is not going to one of the buses stops along Ocean Boulevard.
"We say 'You have to catch a cab for that' because we see cab drivers as our business associates," Rollins said.
Pavilack said the battle with the ambassador is just at the top of a laundry list of issues the cab drivers have at the airport. A lack of a curb cut for handicapped passengers near the cab line-up as well as a lack of overheard cover for inclement weather are other things cab drivers would like to see at the airport.
Lovell said cab drivers are encouraged to contact the airport with any issues.
"The airport has an agreement with over 15 taxi cab company owners, which operate a magnitude of taxi vehicles," he said. "The agreement between the owners and airport is that owners are to formally notify the airport of any issues."