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Mayor Menino orders review of taxi oversight

Mayor Thomas M. Menino ordered a sweeping review of the city’s $1 billion taxi industry Monday, a day after the Globe Spotlight Team documented a lopsided system of enforcement in an industry that routinely punishes drivers but tolerates egregious conduct by cab owners who operate with relative impunity.

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Mayor Menino orders review of taxi oversight

“We have real problems, and I’m very concerned about it,” Mayor Menino said. “We’re not going to tolerate this nonsense.”

By Thomas Farragher and Jonathan Saltzman

The review comes a day after the Globe Spotlight Team documented a lopsided system of enforcement in Boston’s cab industry.

Spotlight Report | Part 3

For cab drivers, risk and reward are a mismatch

Globe reporter Bob Hohler encountered drunken passengers, gridlock, overcharging, and city drivers.

A Globe reporter returns to the wheel after many years and finds much has changed. Cabbies are often cheated, and danger lurks at every turn.

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