The audit estimated that out of the 6.6 million rides taken via taxi to and from McCarran International Airport in 2012, 22.5 percent of which were deceptively long. These acts of “long hauling” added an average of about $10 to the average cab fare.

“Although the Authority has increased its efforts to detect long hauling, more needs to be done, including the use of preventative measures,” the audit read.

Measures taken by the Taxicab Authority to curb long hauling include putting signs at the airport and in cabs noting the estimated fare to popular Las Vegas casinos. The Authority must respond to the audit by July 17 with a better plan to stop the practice from occurring and must also file a progress report by January 17.

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