The Los Angeles Department of Transportation
mandates that all taxicabs use meters to determine a ride’s
cost. The City establishes meter rates, including a flat
rate between the Los Angeles International Airport and
Downtown. For information on current fares, visit the Taxicab website
City residents should be cautious about using services
from “bandit” taxicabs. Bandit cabs are
taxicab companies or individual drivers that are not
regulated by LADOT and are not authorized to pick up
riders within the City of Los Angeles city limits.
Bandit cabs are not allowed to post
a City seal on their doors. Be aware of counterfeit
Report taxicab service issues
by calling (800) 501-0999.
LADOT, along with the Transportation
Commission, also regulates other types of vehicles
for hire, including private ambulances, non-ambulatory
vehicles and buses. The State Public Utilities Commission
regulates limousines and charter buses.