Follow-Up on BACP Taxicab Medallion Auction and Safety Inspections

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed a follow-up to its March 2015 audit of the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection’s (BACP) administration of taxicab regulations in 2013. OIG concludes that BACP has implemented corrective actions related to three of the original four audit findings. Corrective action on the … [Read More…]

Audit of BACP Taxicab Medallion Auction and Safety Inspections

Taxicab regulation generates a significant amount of revenue for the City, in 2013 medallion transfer fees alone generated $6.5 million. OIG’s audit examined taxicab regulation during 2013, focusing on the medallion auction process and taxicab safety inspections. In 2013 the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) held the first medallion auction since 2010, when it … [Read More…]

Recommendation to Implement GPS Technology in Chicago Taxicabs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report recommending that the City consider implementing an integrated, fleet-wide Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) system that tracks the movement of on-duty taxicabs. The program review and report was prompted by a recent hit-and-run incident allegedly involving a taxicab that resulted in the death of … [Read More…]