David Yassky

New York City taxicab

Cabbie Loses License For Tossing Passenger Into Street In Midtown

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.

CBS New York–10/16/2012

A "LOOK!" sticker is seen on a taxi in Manhattan - Sept. 25, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

NYC DOT, TLC Introduce ‘LOOK!’ Campaign For Taxi Riders

New York City officials are asking taxi passengers to look before they open their door because it could save a life.


The Nissan NV200, New York's Taxi of Tomorrow unveiled April 3, 2012 in New York. The NV200 will be the exclusive New York City taxi vehicle starting in 2013.  (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

TLC Commissioners Green-Light New Taxi Fleet Due To Hit The Road Next Year

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.


William Scalzi, president of Accessible Dispatch, the Connecticut company that will dispatch wheelchair accessible taxis in NYC (center); David Yassky, Chairman of the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (left); and Victor Calise, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (right) - Sep 14, 2012 (credit: Accessible Dispatch)

TLC Unveils New Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Service

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.


Taxi Cabs line up for fares outside the Port Authority Bus Terminal (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Get Ready NYC, Taxi Fare Hike Looks Like It’s Going To Happen

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.


Livery Cab (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

De Blasio Files Brief Supporting Lawsuit Against Livery Street Hail Plan

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.


A police officer inspects a taxi cab near Grand Central Terminal - New York, NY (file / credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Cracks Down On Illegal Cabs; Could Take Many More Vehicles Off Street

New York City city is cracking down on illegal taxi cabs, a move that could nearly triple the number of vehicles taken daily off the street.


The MV-1 handicapped accesible taxi is seen at the Flatiron North Pedestrian Plaza - New York, NY - Jan 10, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Wheelchair Friendly Taxi Rolled Out In Manhattan Today

Large enough for two wheelchairs and several passengers, the MV-1 got a big thumbs up from Ronnie Ramond with the Taxis For All Campaign.


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

Suggested Tips In New York City Taxis To Be Phased Out

“Instead of a fixed dollar amount the tip calculator will set the default tips at a percentage of the fare,” Taxi and Limousine Commission Commissioner David Yassky said.


Lincoln Town Cars in New York City (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

New Stand Opens For Reliable Livery Rides In Queens

Another stand has opened for getting livery service, on the up and up.


New York City Taxi Television. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

‘NYC Channel’ Comes To City Taxis; Option Survey Solicits Passenger Feedback

The city says the programming on the channel will serve as a video guide to the Big Apple for tourists and New Yorkers alike.


Taxi Cabs line up for fares outside the Port Authority Bus Terminal (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Taxi Drivers Could Be Fined For Honking Horns

Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky says cab drivers now run the risk of being fined $350 if they toot their horn.


FILE - New York City taxis. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

US Attorney: New York City’s Taxis Violate Disabilities Act

The U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan says the lack of wheelchair-accessible taxis in New York City violates the Americans With Disabilities Act. It urged a federal judge to force the city to address the problem quickly.


NYC Taxi  (file/credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Councilman James Sanders Outraged After Cabbies Refuse To Take Daughter To Yonkers

A New York City Councilman believes his skin color had something to do with him not being able to hail a cab in SoHo.


Taxis pass through Times Square (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

City Proposal Would Add 6,000 Cabs To Better Serve Outer Boroughs

TLC Commissioner David Yassky said the new plan would add 1,500 standard taxis and up to 6,000 cabs that would exclusively serve areas outside Midtown and Downtown, where it’s hard to get anything but a livery cab.