Monday, May 2, 2011

Correction: Sorry Royal

Awhile ago, I wrote a post that accused Royal Cab of being one of the companies that illegally charges their drivers for cashing credit card receipts.

It has since come to my attention that my information was incorrect.

Royal only cashes the receipts on Wednesdays. They do not charge for this service. However, if a driver doesn't want to wait until Wednesday, he or she can put the receipts through on a VeriFone account for which there is a 5% charge.

I'd like to apologize to Chris Sweis, the CEO of Royal Cab, for not researching my article more thoroughly.


  1. Don't feel too bad Ed. MTA can't get it right either
    Metro was notified of a $3,000 fine for charging drivers for cashing credit cards.
    Metro has never charged anybody a penny for cashing credit card reciepts and we've never heard another word about the fine.
    Several companies alledgedly were noticed about a Fine of $13,000 for charging drivers and MTA won't say how much has been collected. I'm guessing it is zero even though some of the companies were probably guilty

    All Metro drivers eventually get an account and their money goes directly into that account minus the %5 of course.
    On another subject MTA sent a $450 to one of our medallion holders for not changing shifts on company property. This after giving tacit approval to that practice for two years now.
    I have two cabs that park off-site and Yellow has maybe 200. Wonder how many citations they have received

  2. Bloger, anti driver, mis-statements. Get out of it. We have no time for such readings.

  3. But you've got time for such writing?