Menino Wants Cab Industry Investigated

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino wants a review of the taxi industry.

With the local taxicab industry thrust into the spotlight by a major media outlet, Boston’s mayor ordered an oversight review.

Mayor Thomas Menino wants to hire an expert on the industry to review Boston’s taxicab industry, according to the Boston Globe Tuesday.

The Globe ran an investigative story on the industry, unearthing the fact that owners who routinely violate police regulations coerce cab drivers into paying bribes to get access to their cabs.

“We have real problems, and I’m very concerned about it,’’ Menino told the Globe during an interview in his office. “We’re not going to tolerate this nonsense.’’ 

Menino said the review will include a look at the Boston Police Department’s oversight of the taxi industry, according to the Globe.

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