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Taxi and Limousine Commission

A "LOOK!" sticker is seen on a taxi in Manhattan - Sept. 25, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

NYC DOT, TLC Introduce ‘LOOK!’ Campaign For Taxi Riders

New York City officials are asking taxi passengers to look before they open their door because it could save a life.

09/25/2012

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)

TLC Commissioners Green-Light New Taxi Fleet Due To Hit The Road Next Year

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.

09/20/2012

William Scalzi, president of Accessible Dispatch, the Connecticut company that will dispatch wheelchair accessible taxis in NYC (center); David Yassky, Chairman of the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (left); and Victor Calise, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (right) - Sep 14, 2012 (credit: Accessible Dispatch)

TLC Unveils New Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Service

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.

09/14/2012

Taxis on 7th Avenue in Manhattan - Sep 12, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

New System To Alert You Of Charges In Taxis

If you see a flashing alert coming from your taxi TV screen, you should probably pay attention.

09/12/2012

A taxi cab SUV (credit: Philip J. Victor, CBSNewYork.com)

NYC Cab Riders Upset Over 17 Percent Fare Hike, But Are They Justified?

Medallion owners asked for a share of the increase, but right now it all goes to the drivers, who were earning an average of $130 for a 12-hour shift. With the new fare that will rise to $160.

09/04/2012

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

Cabbie Accused Of Charging Bogus Toll Fees Within Manhattan

A New York City cab driver has been accused of taking passengers for a ride. Driver Emad Wanass got his taxi license back in December, but the TLC has learned that since then he has allegedly charged nearly 300 riders for tolls on fares within Manhattan.

08/29/2012

Taxi and Limousine Commission - New York, NY - Jul 12, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

Taxi And Limousine Commission Approves Fare Increases, Health Care For Drivers

The Taxi and Limousine Commission voted Thursday to approve a proposed fare increase. The vote was approved 6-2, with one abstention.

07/12/2012

Taxi Cabs line up for fares outside the Port Authority Bus Terminal (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Get Ready NYC, Taxi Fare Hike Looks Like It’s Going To Happen

Seventeen percent — that’s how much more your next cab ride could cost you. People for and against a proposed taxi fare hike faced off Monday at the final public hearing on the issue.

07/09/2012

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

Bloomberg Signs Cabbie Sex Trafficking Bill

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed a bill to strengthen penalties against cabbies who knowingly work with sex traffickers.

06/22/2012

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

City Council Cracks Down On Sex Trade By Taking Aim At Cab Drivers

Council Speaker Christine Quinn warned that from now on New York City will have zero-tolerance for any taxi owner or driver who facilitates sex trafficking with a vehicle.

06/13/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks on Coney Island - Brooklyn, NY - Feb 28, 2012 (credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

Judge Issues Restraining Order Blocking Bloomberg’s Expanded Taxi-Service Plan

The proposal called for the city to sell 18,000 of a new kind of permit that lets livery cabs pick up passengers who hail them in upper Manhattan and the four other boroughs.

06/02/2012

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

NYC Taxi Union Head Makes Impassioned Plea To Raise Fares

Cabbies jammed the hearing room on Beaver Street, waiving signs urging what would be the first fare hike in six years.

05/31/2012

The MV-1 handicapped accesible taxi is seen at the Flatiron North Pedestrian Plaza - New York, NY - Jan 10, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Wheelchair Friendly Taxi Ready For Street Hails In NYC

According to the Taxi and Limousine Commission, the MV-1 is the first and only factory-built wheelchair accessible car in the country and is powered by compressed natural gas.

05/23/2012

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

Seen At 11: TLC Officers Go Under Cover To Bust Illegal Cabbies

The city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission is cracking down on dangerous and illegal pick ups. CBS 2’s Dave Carlin was given exclusive access to an undercover operation.

05/15/2012

A packed house in Brooklyn for a hearing on proposed livery cab street hail service (credit: Rich Lamb/ WCBS 880)

Taxi Commission Approves Livery ‘Street Hail’ Plan

Now, 18,000 livery drivers will be able to buy permits allowing them to pick up fares in upper Manhattan and the outer boroughs.

04/19/2012

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