Taxi and Limousine Commission

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

FILE - New York City taxis. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

‘E-Hail’ Apps Cleared For Use By Appellate Court

Plans for smartphone apps to hail taxis in New York City got the go-ahead Tuesday from an appeals court.

10/29/2013

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

Judge Shuts Down City’s Taxi Of Tomorrow Project

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.

10/08/2013

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

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