More than a month after the city announced that taxi drivers were overcharging riders, officials still don't know exactly how many passengers were bilked. The City Council's transportation committee chair James Vacca raised questions about that today.
"I'm sure you can understand, Commissioner, that if something is wrong we want it brought out, but if something was not wrong we want people's names cleared," Vacca said, addressing the new Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky.
Yassky, vowed to get to the bottom of the controversy but didn't commit to a timeline.
Before Yassky took the helm, the TLC said more than 35,000 drivers overcharged passengers. The agency then backtracked, saying many of those errors were simply related to drivers fumbling with the small buttons on their meters.