Taxi and Limousine Commission
The mayor on Thursday announced the initiative, which will create a task force, who will develop strategies with the goal of eliminating deadly crashes, especially those involving pedestrians.
Mayor 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 cabbies turned in petitions over the six cents per fare fee, but other drivers said the money will go to good use.
The Boro Taxis are allowed to make street pickups anywhere outside the Manhattan Business District with the exception of John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia airports. The goal has been to provide legal, safe and reliable service to those in upper Manhattan and the other four boroughs.
Plans for smartphone apps to hail taxis in New York City got the go-ahead Tuesday from an appeals court.
The city has vowed to appeal, after the Taxi of Tomorrow project was shut down by a judge who said the city was going beyond its legal authority.
If you’ve ever wondered if your cab driver should be behind the wheel, the answer might well be no.
Police said a livery cab driver raped a woman last week in Brooklyn, but was the suspect really a legitimate cabbie?
The cab driver who plowed into and seriously injured a British tourist said he needs “a more suitable job.”
The 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.
The 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.
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.