NYC Government and the Taxi and Limo Commission propose increased fines for refusing taxi service
Today, Mayor Bloomberg held a press conference with Councilmember Vacca and Commissioner Yassky to announce an agenda and new legislature after undercover video shows taxi drivers refusing to take passengers to the outer boroughs.
Has a yellow taxi refused your ride because the destination was too far away? You can file a complaint by calling 311 or submitting 311’s online yellow taxi complaint form, where you can also report other violations and complaints, such as the driver refusing to accept a credit card or even if the driver is just plain rude.
If you’re feeling more vigilante about reporting a taxi driver’s misdoings, check out Taxihack. If you tweet @taxihack plus the medallion number, Taxihack will retweet your complain and also aggregate all the results on their website into a searchable database which includes the company that operates the cab and all previous complaints about the taxi, the driver, or the company.