Some drivers, she said, repeatedly cashed in vouchers worth $60-$70 during the strike — double the price of an average fare.
The city is looking at charging 18 of Ottawa's taxi drivers.
"We actually have enforcement staff with taxi meters in their cars," said [the city's chief by-law officer, Susan] Jones. "We know what a fare should be."
She says that by-law officers realized there was a need to investigate when the taxi chits being handed in by some drivers were $30 or $40 higher than they should be.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
According to a report on CBC.ca, some taxi drivers may be facing charges for inflating fares from taxi chits the city had offered select residents to get around the city. Some of those chits cashed in by drivers were for fares of double what was expected, according to city staff. From the story: