Taxi and Limousine Commission
“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.
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.
Another stand has opened for getting livery service, on the up and up.
The city says the programming on the channel will serve as a video guide to the Big Apple for tourists and New Yorkers alike.
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.
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.
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.
New York taxi advertisers are protesting the city’s decision to allow drivers who own their cabs to veto racy taxi-top ads.
Many of the complaints were because strip club billboards in particular offended the moral values of several drivers.
Cab drivers concerned about their role in selling sex are being given more say about the kinds of ads they’re driving around.
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.
A New York City Councilman believes his skin color had something to do with him not being able to hail a cab in SoHo.
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.
TLC Commissioner David Yassky said the new plan would add 1,500 standard taxis and up to 6,000 cabs that would exclusively serve areas outside Midtown and Downtown, where it’s hard to get anything but a livery cab.
Many New Yorkers have, at one time or another, left something in a cab or on a train. But getting it back is often thought of as a futile exercise. Well, it turns out it really isn’t.