Taxi and Limousine Commission
Under the plan the TLC will be able to issue 18,000 hail licenses over the next three years – 20 percent must be handicapped-accessible.
A 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.
The law creating the “Taxi of Tomorrow” was declared “null and void” Wednesday because the vehicle to be used – the Nissan NV 200 – will not be offered as a hybrid in the first stages, CBS 2 confirmed Wednesday.
Six 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.
The New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers has raised new questions about Taxi and Limousine Commission officers, after a livery cabbie died while being detained for allegedly picking up illegal fares at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The 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.
Two groups representing livery cab drivers filed suit earlier this month arguing that the virtual hail apps violate a law that prevents yellow cab drivers from setting up prearranged rides with passengers.
Commissioner 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.
In a press conference Sunday afternoon, Mayor Bloomberg announced that the carpooling regulations put in place after Superstorm Sandy will not go back into effect for the work week.
“Although, if the city is so clogged the way it was last Wednesday where even emergency vehicles couldn’t get around we will reinstitute these,” Bloomberg said. “They did make a very big difference. Even though they do impact and inconvenience a lot of people, safety once again is the most powerful thing and the most important thing to us.”
Vehicles entering Manhattan by the four East River bridges and the Lincoln Tunnel must have three or more passengers on Thursday and Friday between 6 a.m. and midnight.
New York City officials are asking taxi passengers to look before they open their door because it could save a life.
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.
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.
If you see a flashing alert coming from your taxi TV screen, you should probably pay attention.
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