Council Speaker Christine Quinn warned that from now on New York City will have zero-tolerance for any taxi owner or driver who facilitates sex trafficking with a vehicle.
Councilman James Vacca said it was unacceptable that complaints come from riders despite the fact that they keep “paying more and more.”
The bill would allow drivers to hold on to their receipts and park in spaces with the same meter rates.
The bill in Congress could cut close to $1 billion in MTA funding. City Council members say that would mean many of the improvement projects that are planned would be stopped short and straphangers could end up paying the difference.
There were predictions the subway stations in an MTA experiment that removed trash cans would become landfills with rails. But there is early evidence the riding public is on board with the concept.
Councilman James Vacca says it’s like spit in the ocean, the number of state liquor authority agents assigned to all of New York City.
What happened when passengers were stuck for seven hours on a train near the Aqueduct Racetrack? The president of NYC Transit says they just forgot about it, but they say it won’t happen again.
Starting Wednesday, drivers will “self-certify” that they meet the vision requirement when they renew.
When it comes to parking tickets, make them fair, and make them less aggravating. That’s what the City Council is asking the Bloomberg administration to do with the thousands of tickets issued each day.
The New York Taxi Workers Alliance is putting forward what it calls a “modest increase,” which would include a $0.50 increase in the per-mile metered rate and a $0.10 bump for idling charges.
Parking in the city can be an exercise in frustration and costly. The City Council is holding a hearing on how to improve street parking and reduce the number of nuisance tickets.
Four men hailed the cab on Manhattan’s West Side, asking to be taken to the Bronx. They said the cabbie, Mohammed Azam, refused and suggested they all go to a nearby police precinct instead.
Commuting to work with up to 19 inches of fresh snow on the ground was no picnic for anyone.
About a hundred subway riders refused to leave their train after being ordered off during the massive snowstorm that raged just outside their doors.
While many drivers faced a new increased parking meter rate this week, many areas of the outer boroughs won’t have to deal with the skyrocketing transportation costs.