Bhairavi Desai

Taxis

City Council Backs Bill Requiring Warning Signs About Assaulting Taxi Drivers

Taxi drivers’ advocates on Wednesday lauded the City Council for passing a bill requiring stickers in cabs warning of the penalties for assaults on drivers.

10/22/2014

A taxi is viewed on September 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Cab Drivers Hope Simple Sign Will Improve On The Job Safety

A Labor Department study said that taxi drivers are 20 times more likely to be killed on the job than other workers. Now, fed up cabbies want action.

10/21/2014

Taxis

Councilman Proposes Black Boxes To Monitor Taxi Drivers’ Speed

A plan has been introduced to track New York City cabs, in an effort to curb speeding and other dangerous driving habits.

04/10/2014

New York City Taxis (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Cab Drivers Spar Over New ‘Taxi Tax’ To Help With Health Insurance Sign-Up

Some cabbies turned in petitions over the six cents per fare fee, but other drivers said the money will go to good use.

11/20/2013

Taxi and Limousine Commission - New York, NY - Jul 12, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

Taxi And Limousine Commission Approves Fare Increases, Health Care For Drivers

The Taxi and Limousine Commission voted Thursday to approve a proposed fare increase. The vote was approved 6-2, with one abstention.

07/12/2012

New York City Taxis (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission To Vote On Fare Hike, Lease Freeze

New Yorkers may soon pay a little more for taking a cab: The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission held a public hearing on Monday to discuss a proposal that includes a possible increase in taxi fares.

07/11/2012

New York City Taxi (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

NYC Taxi Union Head Makes Impassioned Plea To Raise Fares

Cabbies jammed the hearing room on Beaver Street, waiving signs urging what would be the first fare hike in six years.

05/31/2012

Driver Sajjad Matin in the hospital.  (credit: New York Taxi Workers Alliance)

Cabbie Struck By Drunk Driver Has Leg, Livelihood Taken Away

Sajjad Matin, 42, had to have his left leg amputated after being hit last Thursday when he was unloading a passenger’s luggage.

02/29/2012

Livery Cab (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

‘Taxi Summit’ Ends With No Deal On Livery Cab Street Hails

Participants in the 2-hour meeting said a deal got close, but failed to produce an agreement to allow livery drivers to legally pick up street hails.

11/04/2011

Taxi (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images);  Haroon Rashid (credit: NYTWA)

Francisco Solano Arrested In NYC Cabbie Biting & Beating

Solano, 42, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with misdemeanor assault in the October 2 incident in which cabbie Haroon Rashid was punched and bitten.

10/19/2011

Taxi (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images);  Haroon Rashid (credit: NYTWA)

Cabbie Says NYPD Delivered Ultimatum After He Was Punched And Bitten By Male Passenger

Haroon Rashid, 40, told 1010 WINS that after he was allegedly assaulted by a passenger, police told him that they could “both go to jail” or “just go away.”

10/06/2011

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Cabbies Push For Fare Increase Citing Rising Gas Prices

The New York Taxi Workers Alliance, led by Bhairavi Desai, once again pushed for an increase of 50 cents on the per-mile metered rate and a 10-cent bump for idling charges.

05/04/2011

Bloomberg Calls For End To Taxi Drivers’ ‘Geographic Discrimination’

There’s a new crackdown underway. Newly released undercover video shows a driver denying a man a ride. Rather than go to an out-of-Manhattan address, this driver left a paying customer in the dust.

03/09/2011

Livery Cab

Livery Cab Plan Meets Opposition From Yellow Taxi Drivers

Some cabbies said Mayor Bloomberg’s proposal of allowing some livery cabs to accept street hails in the outer boroughs would adversely affect them.

01/18/2011