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An FDNY ambulance (Photo: CBS 2)

Police: Woman Hit, Killed By Cab In Brooklyn After Falling Off Motorcycle

It happened just before 1 a.m. on the Belt Parkway at Pennsylvania Avenue. Police said the 37-year-old victim was a passenger on the bike when she was thrown from the motorcycle after it struck a barrier.

06/20/2013

New apple green taxi that will work in The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island  and Upper Manhattan. (Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

N.Y. State Court Of Appeals Reinstates Bloomberg Outer Borough Taxi Plan

Under the plan the TLC will be able to issue 18,000 hail licenses over the next three years – 20 percent must be handicapped-accessible.

06/06/2013

Jail cells (file/credit: clipart.com)

11 Years In Prison For Man Who Carjacked Cabbie, Led Police On 80 MPH Chase

A man was sentenced to 11 years in prison Monday, after being convicted of stealing a taxi and leading police on a dangerous chase two years ago.

05/01/2013

Ambulance (file/credit: CBS 2)

Woman, Struck Killed After Car Hits Taxi In Kips Bay

A woman was struck and killed by a taxi after it was rear-ended early Sunday in Kips Bay.

02/24/2013

Victor Calise tests out one of the city’s wheelchair-accessible taxis – Sep 14, 2012 (credit: Accessible Dispatch)

Wheelchair Taxi Program Gets Mostly Positive Reviews At Six-Month Mark

About six months ago, the city rolled out a program to help people in wheelchairs link up with one of just a few hundred accessible taxis out there.

02/13/2013

FILE - A taxi is viewed on September 4, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

TLC Approves Plan To Allow ‘Virtual Hails’ From Smartphones

Need to hail a cab in New York City? There could soon be an app for that.

12/13/2012

Urbanathlon New York 2008 (credit: Men's Health)

Urbanathlon Taking Over Flushing Meadows On Saturday

If you’d like to test your fitness and especially your endurance, you might want to take part in the Men’s Health Urbanathlon coming up this Saturday, October 27, in Flushing Meadows, Queens.

10/22/2012

A "LOOK!" sticker is seen on a taxi in Manhattan - Sept. 25, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

NYC DOT, TLC Introduce ‘LOOK!’ Campaign For Taxi Riders

New York City officials are asking taxi passengers to look before they open their door because it could save a life.

09/25/2012

William Scalzi, president of Accessible Dispatch, the Connecticut company that will dispatch wheelchair accessible taxis in NYC (center); David Yassky, Chairman of the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (left); and Victor Calise, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (right) - Sep 14, 2012 (credit: Accessible Dispatch)

TLC Unveils New Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Service

New York City Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky says that for decades they have failed wheelchair users in the city. He hopes that has failure has now been fixed.

09/14/2012

Taxis on 7th Avenue in Manhattan - Sep 12, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

New System To Alert You Of Charges In Taxis

If you see a flashing alert coming from your taxi TV screen, you should probably pay attention.

09/12/2012

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

(credit: NYPD)

Reward Offered In Bronx Livery Cab Attacks

A $1,000 reward is being offered after a pair of violent attacks on livery cab drivers last month.

09/02/2012

The Nissan NV200, New York's Taxi of Tomorrow. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

New Logo To Get Rid Of ‘Taxi’ From NYC’s Yellow Cabs

A symbol of a bold yellow capital “T” inside a black circle will be featured on all cabs. It is a larger version of a symbol first introduced five years ago.

08/23/2012

ZabKab App Screenshot

New App Allows NYC Riders To Hail A Taxi With Their Smartphone

Software developer Martin Heikel said that by using GPS technology on smartphones, it will allow you to send a signal to cruising cabs with one push of a button.

08/08/2012

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

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