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City Council Backs Bill Requiring Warning Signs About Assaulting Taxi Drivers

Taxi drivers’ advocates on Wednesday lauded the City Council for passing a bill requiring stickers in cabs warning of the penalties for assaults on drivers.

10/22/2014

NYC cab (file/credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

City Council Could Soon Consider Bill For Taxi Grading System

Driving in New York City can be a bit of an adventure, but the city council could soon consider a bill to help keep at least the cab drivers in check.

10/08/2014

Livery Cab (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

SheRides Puts Brakes On App Launch Due To Overwhelming Customer Demand

There has been so much interest in SheRides from women who want female cabbies that the company is holding off for now on launching the app in New York City.

09/15/2014

Lyft NY state of mind (Facebook)

Lyft Agrees To City’s Demand For TLC-Licensed Drivers

In a statement Lyft said it would work with the TLC toward finding a solution that would bring Lyft’s peer-to-peer model to New York City.

07/18/2014

Lyft NY state of mind (Facebook)

Lyft Company Officials Due In Court To Discuss TLC Compliance

The company already offers its app-based service in 60 cities, but last week the TLC said Lyft is unauthorized to operate in New York City.

07/14/2014

A Lyft car drives along Powell Street on June 12, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

No Lyft Off: Ride-Share Service’s NYC Launch Delayed

A ride-share service has hit a bump in the road as it tries to launch in New York City.

07/11/2014

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Court: ‘Taxi Of Tomorrow’ Is Legal, Plan For Unified Fleet Can Go Forward

Nissan won a contract in May 2011 to supply minivans with sliding doors for the city’s taxi fleet. Fleet operators sued the city seeking to block the requirement. A judge halted the program last year.

06/10/2014

Cooper Stock (Credit: CBS 2)

Sources To CBS 2: Cabbie Won’t Be Charged In Accident That Killed Cooper Stock, 9

The driver of the cab that struck and killed 9-year-old Cooper Stock on the Upper West Side this past winter will not face criminal charges, sources told CBS 2.

05/22/2014

Gabriel Diaz

Suspended Cabbie Insists He Has Right To Wear Nazi Armband

A New York City cab driver insisted Friday that it is his right, hands down, to wear a Nazi armband – even if the Taxi and Limousine Commission says otherwise.

05/16/2014

New apple green taxi that will work in The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island  and Upper Manhattan. (Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

New York City Puts Brakes On Green Taxi Expansion Plan

The outer-borough taxis debuted a year ago, and more than 5,000 patrol parts of the city that were rarely well-served by the traditional yellow cabs.

05/16/2014

NYC cab (file/credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

TLC Requests Information Related To City Council Proposal On Black Boxes For Taxis

The Taxi and Limousine Commission has requested information on anti-speeding vehicle technologies following the introduction of a City Council measure to put black boxes in cabs to monitor speeding.

04/16/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio talks with the family of a victim of a fatal traffic accident on Jan. 15, 2014, in Woodside, Queens. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Initiative Aims To Slam Brakes On Deadly Traffic Accidents

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.

01/15/2014

TLC Chair David Yassky announcing wheelchair accessible cab agreement, Dec. 6, 2013. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

NYC Agrees To Improve Taxi Access For Disabled

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.

12/06/2013

New York City Taxis (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Cab Drivers Spar Over New ‘Taxi Tax’ To Help With Health Insurance Sign-Up

Some cabbies turned in petitions over the six cents per fare fee, but other drivers said the money will go to good use.

11/20/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, city officials tout success of Boro Taxi, Nov. 12, 2013. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Boro Taxis Close In On 300,000 Rides Since August

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.

11/12/2013

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