Chicago residents and visitors took more than 27 million taxi rides in 2015, traveling 83 million miles and spending more than $400 million.
The City of Chicago assures the quality and safety of those rides through its Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP). We have long published the taxi drivers and vehicles licensed by BACP on the Chicago Data Portal.
As part of its mission, BACP is also authorized to collect information on taxi rides, themselves. It does so through periodic reporting by two major payment processors believed to cover most taxis in Chicago. Based on these reports, we are now able to provide a dataset of over 100 million Chicago taxi rides, dating back to 2013.