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

Yellow Cab Owners Sue Over New Passenger Plan For Livery Cabs

Owners of New York City’s signature yellow cabs sued Wednesday over plans to let livery cars pick up passengers on the street outside the heart of Manhattan, turning to a court on the eve of an expected vote to put the proposal in action.

04/18/2012

This photo provided by Nissan, Tuesday May 3, 2011, shows a Nissan NV200 that was selected by New York City to supply the taxi fleet for the next 10 years. (AP Photo/Nissan)

‘Taxi Of Tomorrow’ Introduced To NYC; Will Make Debut In 2013

You’ll be seeing the Nissan NV 2000 on the streets in October of 2013. It has charging ports for electronic devices, more leg room, sliding doors, anti-microbial back seats, and a see-through roof.

04/03/2012

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

TLC Analysis Shows Outer Borough Taxi Riders Are Big Tippers

The city tabulated the tip data by using information from all credit-card payments during a week in January.

03/26/2012

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

Doctors Warn Passengers Who Don’t Wear Seat Belts Of Facial Injuries From Taxi Partitions

Doctors say that taxi passengers who neglect to wear seatbelts are suffering from terrible facial injuries, even in minor fender-benders.

03/11/2012

A police officer inspects a taxi cab near Grand Central Terminal - New York, NY (file / credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Cracks Down On Illegal Cabs; Could Take Many More Vehicles Off Street

New York City city is cracking down on illegal taxi cabs, a move that could nearly triple the number of vehicles taken daily off the street.

02/23/2012

Taxi in front of Radio City Music Hall - New York, NY (file / credit: Mark Von Holden/Getty Images for Ford)

TLC Looks To Replace TVs With Tablets In Taxis

Technology is becoming more difficult to escape, and the Taxi and Limousine Commission is talking about converting the TVs in the back of taxis to tablet computers.

02/21/2012

Gurmeet Singh (credit: CBS 2)

Taxi Driver Charged With Allegedly Raping Passenger Set To Appear In Court

Police arrested 40-year-old Gurmeet Singh Tuesday following a sting operation. Investigators say they believe Singh raped two female passengers last year.

01/11/2012

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 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.

01/10/2012

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.

01/10/2012

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.

01/09/2012

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.

12/24/2011

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.

11/10/2011

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.

10/25/2011

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.

10/16/2011

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.

10/14/2011

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