NYC Encourages Riders to Report Discriminatory Cabbies
City regulators have a simple message for cabbies: If you discriminate against riders, you’ll face serious consequences.
The city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission on Tuesday rolled out an aggressive advertising campaign that aims to encourage people to speak up if they’re snubbed by a taxi or for-hire vehicle driver because of their race or destination.
The commission has bought ad space inside trains on every subway line, on the outside of buses that run outside of Manhattan and in terminals at each of the city’s airports. Each placement tells people to file a formal complaint via 311 if a driver has illegally refused to give them a ride.