Taxi and Limousine Commission

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

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

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