David Yassky

NYC Agrees To Improve Taxi Access For DisabledMayor 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.
Some 4,500 Cabbies With More Than 6 Points On Their License Still Driving Due To Computer GlitchIf you've ever wondered if your cab driver should be behind the wheel, the answer might well be no.
TLC Warns Of Renegade Apple Green Taxis Operating Without PermitsThe 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.
TLC To Vote On Modified ‘Taxi Of Tomorrow’ PlanThe 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.
N.Y. State Court Of Appeals Reinstates Bloomberg Outer Borough Taxi PlanUnder the plan the TLC will be able to issue 18,000 hail licenses over the next three years – 20 percent must be handicapped-accessible.
CBS 2 Investigation: Family Wants Explanation For Livery Cab Driver's DeathA 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.
Judge Tosses Lawsuit Seeking To Block E-Hailing AppsLivery cab owners sued, arguing that the virtual hail apps violate a law that prevents yellow cab drivers from setting up prearranged rides with passengers.
NYC Unveils First All-Electric TaxisSix 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.
Cabbies, TLC Discount App That Lets Riders Track Shortest RouteThe 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.
Taxi Riders Pick Their Oscar FavoritesIn 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."
FBI Breaks Up Knock-Off Auto Parts Ring In Queens, PatersonThree 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.
NYC Cabbies Required To View Anti-Sex Trafficking VideoCommissioner 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.
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