The New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers says a man who was found shot to death in a car near Rockaway Park in Queens was a livery cab driver.
Participants in the 2-hour meeting said a deal got close, but failed to produce an agreement to allow livery drivers to legally pick up street hails.
Angel Gonzalez, a veteran livery cab driver, is calling out the NYPD after had said it took days for police to download images of the robbery suspects caught on his TaxiCam.
Fernando Mateo, head of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers, says he’s working with City Council members to create legislation that would require the NYPD and the Taxi and Limousine Commission to act immediately when a driver is attacked.
Perry will meet with Hispanic leaders in Inwood, including 100 business leaders from the Inwood and Washington Heights sections.
A livery cab driver who was shot by a passenger during a Bronx robbery attempt has succumbed to his injuries.
Assuming their protest doesn’t cause any changes to the law, owners of sidewalk ATMs will have until Sept. 1 to get them off the streets or face a $5,000 fine.
New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers head Fernando Mateo organized the Wednesday protest. He said it’s an unfair pressure tactic to get drivers to negotiate on a bill being considered in Albany.
Mateo applauded the bravery of those who were able to stop the suspect and said the Federation of Taxi Drivers would offer them a $500 reward as a “small token of appreciation.”
Police said a livery cab driver was in critical condition Thursday night after being shot by a passenger during an attempted robbery in the Bronx.
Cab drivers say they’re worried they’ll be fined, or even lose their license, if they don’t pick up every fare who waves them down.
Shawn Peace was awaiting arraignment on charges in the shooting of 53-year-old Trevor Bell. He was apprehended in Buffalo.
Fernando Mateo said livery drivers are the target of some 300 robberies and assaults each month. The pilot program is being launched in honor of cab driver Cesar Santo, who was fatally shot in June.
The family of livery driver Trevor Bell, who was shot inside his cab last week, made an emotional plea asking suspected gunman Shawn Peace (pictured) to surrender.
As police search for the suspect involved in Friday’s shooting of a livery cab driver in Ozone Park, NYSFTD President Fernando Mateo said the driver can’t speak, but is communicating through gestures.
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