HACK JOB! PIX11 News exposes NYC taxi drivers breaking the law

Posted at 11:38 AM, Feb 15, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-17 23:39:19-05

Have you ever been denied a ride by a New York City taxi driver because of where you’re going?  Or overcharged for your trip?  Beginning Monday, PIX11 News at Ten will air “Hack Job” a three-part series detailing reporter Arthur Chi’en’s year-long undercover investigation into the illegal practices of cabbies.

The series will air Monday, February 18 through Wednesday, February 20 on PIX11 News at Ten. Over the course of his year-long investigation, Chi’en found drivers who flatly refused to take passengers from Manhattan to outer boroughs or cross-town, drivers who requested cash only, drivers who charged flat rates rather than abide by the meter and drivers with their “off duty” signs continually lit, all clear violations of the Taxi and Limousine Commission’s regulations.

When presented with Chi’en’s findings, TLC Commissioner David Yassky agreed to go undercover as part of a TLC sting operation. The shocking results? Even Commissioner Yassky was denied rides from Manhattan to an outer-borough destination.

Don’t be left on the curb or fall victim to a “Hack Job,” find out how to protect your rights as a passenger with PIX11 News at Ten’s three-part series airing Monday, February 18 through Wednesday, February 20.