New York Taxi Workers Alliance
A Labor Department study said that taxi drivers are 20 times more likely to be killed on the job than other workers. Now, fed up cabbies want action.
A plan has been introduced to track New York City cabs, in an effort to curb speeding and other dangerous driving habits.
Many are hoping a stiffer law and stiffer penalties will make taxi drivers less of a target for violence.
The Taxi and Limousine Commission voted Thursday to approve a proposed fare increase. The vote was approved 6-2, with one abstention.
Cabbies jammed the hearing room on Beaver Street, waiving signs urging what would be the first fare hike in six years.
Haroon Rashid, 40, told 1010 WINS that after he was allegedly assaulted by a passenger, police told him that they could “both go to jail” or “just go away.”
The New York Taxi Workers Alliance, led by Bhairavi Desai, once again pushed for an increase of 50 cents on the per-mile metered rate and a 10-cent bump for idling charges.
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.
There’s a new crackdown underway. Newly released undercover video shows a driver denying a man a ride. Rather than go to an out-of-Manhattan address, this driver left a paying customer in the dust.