Boston Cab Drivers Hope For Credit Card Compromise

The city of Boston requires cabbies to accept credit cards, but the drivers do so grudgingly, if at all. They complain that all the fees and technical problems associated with the card machines cut too deep into their already thin profit margins.

Boston taxi drivers met Wednesday with the companies that process their credit card charges, in an effort to smooth out all of the cabs-credit disagreements.

As Radio Boston reported earlier, for most types of trips Boston has the highest cab fares of any big city in North America. A lot of that is thanks to the regulatory hurdles Boston cab drivers have to deal with.

Still, many consumers are frustrated that fighting between Boston’s cab drivers and credit card companies means that it can be difficult to pay for a cab ride.

Radio Boston’s Adam Ragusea went down to the meeting to speak with Boston cab drivers.


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