DC Cabs Found to Deny Fares Based on Location

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    TK
    NBCWashington.com

    Recently released studies show that cab drivers will arbitrarily deny service to people seeking rides.

    In January, the D.C. Taxi Commission went undercover to test the service of its drivers. The undercover riders would go to different parts of the District to test whether empty cabs would consistently pick up fares soliciting rides.

    Wednesday, the D.C. Taxi Commission told the D.C. Council that out of 166 test rides, 16 percent of drivers will deny potential riders in certain neighborhoods and even deny taking people to certain areas.

    The commission says that its following these results with disciplinary action.

    The group expects to conduct more tests in the coming months.