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A British tourist was seriously hurt after a cab jumped a curb in Midtown on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2013. 9credit: CBS 2)

Some 4,500 Cabbies With More Than 6 Points On Their License Still Driving Due To Computer Glitch

If you’ve ever wondered if your cab driver should be behind the wheel, the answer might well be no.

09/24/2013

Livery Cabs

Cabbie Advocate: Alleged Rape Highlights Need For Illegal Livery Cab Crackdown

Police said a livery cab driver raped a woman last week in Brooklyn, but was the suspect really a legitimate cabbie?

09/24/2013

A British tourist was seriously hurt after a cab jumped a curb in Midtown on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2013. 9credit: CBS 2)

Cab Driver Who Struck Tourist In Midtown Says Job Is Too Stressful

The cab driver who plowed into and seriously injured a British tourist said he needs “a more suitable job.”

08/22/2013

Imposter apple green taxi in Harlem, August 21, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

TLC Warns Of Renegade Apple Green Taxis Operating Without Permits

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.

08/21/2013

A Nissan NV200 "Taxi of Tomorrow" is seen on Thursday, June 20, 2013. (credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

TLC To Vote On Modified ‘Taxi Of Tomorrow’ Plan

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.

06/20/2013

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

N.Y. State Court Of Appeals Reinstates Bloomberg Outer Borough Taxi Plan

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.

06/06/2013

Livery Cab

CBS 2 Investigation: Family Wants Explanation For Livery Cab Driver’s Death

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.

05/30/2013

The Nissan NV200, New York's Taxi of Tomorrow unveiled April 3, 2012 in New York. The NV200 will be the exclusive New York City taxi vehicle starting in 2013.  (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Taxi Of Tomorrow’ Faces Snag In Court Due To Lack Of Hybrids

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.

05/15/2013

FILE - A taxi sign is seen in New York City (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC Unveils First All-Electric Taxis

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.

04/22/2013

Livery Cab (credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Livery Cabbie’s Death During Detention Ruled A Homicide

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.

03/31/2013

NYC Taxi  (file/credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Cabbies, TLC Discount App That Lets Riders Track Shortest Route

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.

03/26/2013

NYC Taxi  (file/credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Yellow Cab Owners Fight Back Over Lawsuit Against ‘Virtual Hail’ Apps

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.

02/27/2013

FILE - A taxi is viewed on September 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Cabbies Required To View Anti-Sex Trafficking Video

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.

01/03/2013

New Yorkers wait in traffic as they head into Manhattan from Brooklyn as the city continues to recover from superstorm Sandy on November 1, 2012. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bloomberg: HOV Restrictions Lifted, Monday’s Commute Will Still Be ‘Slower Than Normal’

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.

11/04/2012

A New York City Police Officer watches for cars that do not have the required 3 or more passengers from entering the Manhattan Bridge from the BQE Expressway on November 1, 2012. (credit: Beth Keiser/Getty Images)

Carpooling Restrictions At Manhattan-Bound Bridges And Tunnels Lifted Friday Afternoon

“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.”

11/02/2012

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