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February 10, 2010

New York Cabs Gouged Riders Out of Millions (NYTimes)

Filed under: Politics,Work — admin @ 10:32 pm

The New York Times reported how thousands of passengers in NYC cabs were charged at double the legal rate for their area. Many drivers are honest, but there is no question that this fraud was well known both by cab drivers and the regulatory agency. Click Comment for my comment and selected comments by other NYTime’s readers.

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  1. #189. March 13, 2010 8:46 am Link
    An accident? Simple; See if they made the same number of reverse rate accidents when they took passengers to Nassau or Westchester, and make allowance when the numbers are too small for significant statistical analysis. If not, they’re crooks, and there are applicable laws and penalties.

    Other Comments:
    Those drivers knew exactly what they were doing. Please don’t insult their intelligence. If you ask a cabbie how much it will cost to go to a particular destination, they will tell you. Theft in New York is legal if it occurs inside of a taxicab. Regulation will come when the consumer demands it.
    Since most drivers lease their cabs for a fixed daily rate from the company, the increased revenue goes straight into the driver’s pocket.
    Unfortunately this is what happens when the regulatory authority fails to focus on its core mission – regulating taxi drivers.
    Honestly don’t know why this surprises anyone. Sorry. The entire tone of this nation has now shifted, thanks to the money grabbing decade we’ve just barely managed to escape
    Everyone that’s screaming put them in jail, let’s start with the incredibly entitled bankers.

    Comment by admin — March 13, 2010 @ 3:35 pm

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