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Taxi and Limousine Commission

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 Rolled Out In Manhattan Today

Large enough for two wheelchairs and several passengers, the MV-1 got a big thumbs up from Ronnie Ramond with the Taxis For All Campaign.


Taxi rapist sketch

Police Say They’ve Arrested Taxi Driver Who Allegedly Raped Passenger

Gurmeet Singh, 40, of Highland Avenue in Queens is charged with rape, robbery, assault, menacing and sex abuse.


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

Suggested Tips In New York City Taxis To Be Phased Out

“Instead of a fixed dollar amount the tip calculator will set the default tips at a percentage of the fare,” Taxi and Limousine Commission Commissioner David Yassky said.


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

Judge Rules That NYC Cabs Must Be Wheelchair Accessible

Only about 200 of the city’s 13,000 taxis can handle wheelchairs right now. In a suit against the Taxi and Limousine Commission, several advocacy groups said that violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Lincoln Town Cars in New York City (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

New Stand Opens For Reliable Livery Rides In Queens

Another stand has opened for getting livery service, on the up and up.


New York City Taxi Television. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

‘NYC Channel’ Comes To City Taxis; Option Survey Solicits Passenger Feedback

The city says the programming on the channel will serve as a video guide to the Big Apple for tourists and New Yorkers alike.


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

Taxi Drivers Want Quicker Police Response To Crimes Against Cabbies

Fernando Mateo, head of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers, says he’s working with City Council members to create legislation that would require the NYPD and the Taxi and Limousine Commission to act immediately when a driver is attacked.


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

US Attorney: New York City’s Taxis Violate Disabilities Act

The U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan says the lack of wheelchair-accessible taxis in New York City violates the Americans With Disabilities Act. It urged a federal judge to force the city to address the problem quickly.


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

Taxi And Limousine Commission Considers Change To Cab Roof Lights

Two lights are on the roof of every yellow taxi in the Big Apple. Some passengers, especially visitors, have complained about this set-up, and repeatedly try to hail unavailable cabs.


Racy advertisement on NYC taxi (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Advertisers Protest Decision Not To Post Ads

New York taxi advertisers are protesting the city’s decision to allow drivers who own their cabs to veto racy taxi-top ads.


Racy advertisement on NYC taxi (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Hacks Fight To Remove Racy Advertisements From Taxis

Many of the complaints were because strip club billboards in particular offended the moral values of several drivers.


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Cab Drivers Win Right To Veto Racy Taxi Roof Ads

Cab drivers concerned about their role in selling sex are being given more say about the kinds of ads they’re driving around.


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

What Happens When A Complaint Is Filed With The Taxi And Limousine Commission?

The Taxi and Limousine Commission’s Conan Freud says only 11 percent of rider complaints end up in hearings, mostly because those who complain don’t follow up on the case.


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

Councilman James Sanders Outraged After Cabbies Refuse To Take Daughter To Yonkers

A New York City Councilman believes his skin color had something to do with him not being able to hail a cab in SoHo.


A disabled man protests lack of taxi access for the disabled - May 24, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Does Lack Of Wheelchair Access In NYC Taxis Violate Americans With Disabilities Act?

The U.S. attorney in Manhattan is investigating whether the lack of New York City taxis with wheelchair access violates a section of the American With Disabilities Act.