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.
A cabbie lost his license Tuesday, after he was caught on videotape grabbing a passenger from the back seat of his taxi and hurling him onto the street.
New York City officials are asking taxi passengers to look before they open their door because it could save a life.
Nissan won a 10-year contract to build the Taxi of Tomorrow, beating out other prototypes in a contest in 2011. But there have been some vocal opponents of the new taxis, who criticized approval of the new fleet.
New York City Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky says that for decades they have failed wheelchair users in the city. He hopes that has failure has now been fixed.
Seventeen percent — that’s how much more your next cab ride could cost you. People for and against a proposed taxi fare hike faced off Monday at the final public hearing on the issue.
The lawsuit wants to block a law allowing car services to pick up passengers who hail them on the street in the outer boroughs and above 96th Street in Manhattan.
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