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 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

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

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