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

Judge Formally Approves Deal For Wheelchair-Accessible NYC Taxis

In a release, wheelchair users said accessible taxis will greatly improve their lives.

09/16/2014

NYC cab (file/credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

TLC Requests Information Related To City Council Proposal On Black Boxes For Taxis

The Taxi and Limousine Commission has requested information on anti-speeding vehicle technologies following the introduction of a City Council measure to put black boxes in cabs to monitor speeding.

04/16/2014

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Councilman Proposes Black Boxes To Monitor Taxi Drivers’ Speed

A plan has been introduced to track New York City cabs, in an effort to curb speeding and other dangerous driving habits.

04/10/2014

FILE - New York City taxis. (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

‘E-Hail’ Apps Cleared For Use By Appellate Court

Plans for smartphone apps to hail taxis in New York City got the go-ahead Tuesday from an appeals court.

10/29/2013

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Cabbie Advocate: Alleged Rape Highlights Need For Illegal Livery Cab Crackdown

Police said a livery cab driver raped a woman last week in Brooklyn, but was the suspect really a legitimate cabbie?

09/24/2013

FILE - A taxi sign is seen in New York City (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC Unveils First All-Electric Taxis

Six Nissan Leaf cabs will go into service Monday. Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky said the new taxis are zero-emission vehicles that are better for the environment.

04/22/2013

Warehouse that was raided on Vernon Boulevard at 35th Avenue in Long Island City (Carol D'Auria/1010 WINS)

FBI Breaks Up Knock-Off Auto Parts Ring In Queens, Paterson

Three people were arrested Tuesday in connection with an investigation of a knock-off auto parts ring the FBI says supplied New York City taxi companies.

02/19/2013

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

(credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

NYC Cabbies Losing Money After Glitch Knocks Out Credit Card Readers

A technical glitch has been knocking out meters, televisions, navigation systems and credit card readers in many New York City taxis, costing hundreds of cabbies a whole day’s pay.

01/25/2013

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

New Legislation Requires Better Access To Taxis For Visually Impaired

Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday signed legislation that will improve access to taxis for the visually impaired.

12/12/2012

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

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

(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

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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