Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky say New York City will adopt regulations requiring that half of the city’s 13,000 yellow cabs be accessible to people with disabilities.
If you’ve ever wondered if your cab driver should be behind the wheel, the answer might well be no.
The green cabs hit upper Manhattan and the outer boroughs for street-hails in June, following a court battle. Just a few dozen permitted green cabs are on the road.
The vote is expected to bring the TLC’s plan into compliance with city law by allowing hybrid alternatives after a judge ruled the new Nissan NV200 cabs were illegal because they are not yet offered in a hybrid version.
Under the plan the TLC will be able to issue 18,000 hail licenses over the next three years – 20 percent must be handicapped-accessible.
A Queens family is calling for a full-scale investigation into the death of a livery cab driver who suffered a heart attack during, what some have called, a mysterious arrest.
Livery cab owners sued, arguing that the virtual hail apps violate a law that prevents yellow cab drivers from setting up prearranged rides with passengers.
Six Nissan Leaf cabs will go into service Monday. Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky said the new taxis are zero-emission vehicles that are better for the environment.
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.
In the Best Picture category, 25 percent of more than 27,000 riders predicted that Steven Spielberg’s historical drama “Lincoln” would take top honors, followed by Kathryn Bigelow’s chronicle of the hunt for Osama bin Laden “Zero Dark Thirty.”
Three people were arrested Tuesday in connection with an investigation of a knock-off auto parts ring the FBI says supplied New York City taxi companies.
Commissioner David Yassky said the nine-minute video explains when driving women between pimps and johns amounts to sex trafficking and when it’s just picking up a passenger.
Need to hail a cab in New York City? There could soon be an app for that.
In a press conference Sunday afternoon, Mayor Bloomberg announced that the carpooling regulations put in place after Superstorm Sandy will not go back into effect for the work week.
Vehicles entering Manhattan by the four East River bridges and the Lincoln Tunnel must have three or more passengers on Thursday and Friday between 6 a.m. and midnight.