Turns out that taxi ride to Portland International Airport may not be a smart choice after all.
WW partner KATU exposed gross misconduct by some of Portlandâs taxi, limo and town car companies in their Thursday night broadcast.
While the city maintains strict regulations, many driving services operate illegally, forgoing safety checks and up-to-date insurance, if any. Companies also hire drivers with criminal records that should lawfully bar them from ferrying passengers to their destination.
One driver, Brandon Sofge, had so many infractions that Portland, neighboring Vancouver and the state of Washington all ordered him to stop. However, KATU found that Sofgeâs company, Around the Town Car Service, continued to operate despite numerous reports of negligence.
Sofge is also a convicted felon.