Portland may outlaw cabby kickbacks to doormen
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Some cabbies in Portland say they're losing fares to other cabbies who tip hotel doormen.
The city's Private For-Hire Transportation Board of Review votes Wednesday on whether to ban the practice. If it passes it would go to the city council for a vote in September. Violators could face a $1,500 fine.
The Oregonian reports few cabbies or doormen admit to the practice but all said it's common knowledge.
Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com