Taxi and Limousine Commission
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.
Cabbies jammed the hearing room on Beaver Street, waiving signs urging what would be the first fare hike in six years.
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.
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.
Now, 18,000 livery drivers will be able to buy permits allowing them to pick up fares in upper Manhattan and the outer boroughs.
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.
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.
The city tabulated the tip data by using information from all credit-card payments during a week in January.
Doctors say that taxi passengers who neglect to wear seatbelts are suffering from terrible facial injuries, even in minor fender-benders.
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.
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.
Police arrested 40-year-old Gurmeet Singh Tuesday following a sting operation. Investigators say they believe Singh raped two female passengers last year.
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.
Gurmeet Singh, 40, of Highland Avenue in Queens is charged with rape, robbery, assault, menacing and sex abuse.
“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.