Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky

A taxi cab SUV (credit: Philip J. Victor,

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.


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

Survey: Most New Yorkers Fail City’s Taxi Exam

When it comes to geography, New Yorkers don’t measure up to the city’s foreign-born taxi drivers.