letters | taxi industry under the spotlight

Sounds like a political machine’s gears grinding

Thanks for the excellent investigative SPOTLIGHT series on the Boston taxi industry in general and Boston Cab Co. in particular.

The series noted that a number of taxi owners have made thousands of dollars in donations over the years to Mayor Menino and other officials. As the mayor departs office, it is important to remember the corrosive effect that a dependence on political contributions can cause in an otherwise well-meaning administration.

Hopefully, your series will result in some long-overdue improvements.


With fewer and fewer local media outlets conducting serious investigations, I salute your efforts.

Mark W. Feldman

South Easton