Some cabbies turned in petitions over the six cents per fare fee, but other drivers said the money will go to good use.
It happened Saturday on the Grand Concourse.
The free app, called Taxi Turvi, uses GPS technology to let riders see if the cab driver took the shorter, cheaper route at the end of the fare.
Police Sunday evening were seeking the robber who robbed and shot a livery cab driver in the South Bronx during the early morning hours.
A New York City cab driver has been accused of taking passengers for a ride. Driver Emad Wanass got his taxi license back in December, but the TLC has learned that since then he has allegedly charged nearly 300 riders for tolls on fares within Manhattan.
Officials said the test was conducted this month, a year after overbilling allegations led to criminal charges against dozens of cabbies.
Taxi drivers staged a five-hour shutdown at Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday, refusing to pick up passengers to protest the arrest of a fellow cabbie Ahmed Deraz.
Cab drivers say they’re worried they’ll be fined, or even lose their license, if they don’t pick up every fare who waves them down.
Fernando Mateo, President of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers, told 1010 WINS the driver was shot four times in the right leg, twice in the left leg and once in the neck.
While trying to get home to Brooklyn after a night out at a Soho club, Jerrell Horton said he was shunned by a cab driver, who dragged him a block before he could free himself.
A Long Island cab driver is accused of leaving a 7-year-old boy with special needs alone on a street.
New Jersey police say they’ve captured the man behind last week’s cold-blooded killing of a cab driver.