Before Bill de Blasio bans carriage horses, he’s trying his hand at horse trading.
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.
The Taxi and Limousine Commission has requested information on anti-speeding vehicle technologies following the introduction of a City Council measure to put black boxes in cabs to monitor speeding.
A plan has been introduced to track New York City cabs, in an effort to curb speeding and other dangerous driving habits.
The New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers on Sunday announced a program in which taxi drivers will make sure both you and your car get home safely if you’ve had one drink too many.
New York cabbies on Monday night were demanding an express lane at local gas stations, as they complained of waiting up to 6 hours a day to refuel.
The city is considering a controversial plan to spend $2 million to train cabbies to be the eyes and ears of the police department in spotting sex traffickers.
Officials said the test was conducted this month, a year after overbilling allegations led to criminal charges against dozens of cabbies.
Dozens of New York City taxi drivers have been arrested on charges of quietly doubling the rates that thousands of passengers should have paid. In all, some $235,000 was overcharged.