Taxis

Taxis have been left parked for months on the streets of Greenpoint, Brooklyn as drivers have switched to Uber. (Credit: CBS2)

Greenpoint Streets Become Taxi Graveyard As Drivers Switch To Uber

Drivers’ shift to the latest trends in hailing a ride has left yellow taxis sitting idle in New York City.

08/24/2015

Taxis

San Juan Mayor Upset Cabbie Wouldn’t Take Her To Bronx

She said a second cabbie did agree to go to the Bronx but complained the entire trip.

05/28/2015

Four yellow taxis and a livery cab were involved in a crash on Park Avenue and 37th Street on Tuesday, March 17. (Credit: CBS2)

4 Injured When 4 Taxis Crash At Park Avenue, 37th Street

Four people were injured Tuesday evening in a multi-vehicle accident on the East Side of Manhattan.

03/17/2015

Although the Blizzard of 2015 did not strike New York City as expected, many businesses closed and were angry about their losses on Tuesday, Jan. 27. (Credit: CBS2)

NYC Business Owners Furious About Having To Close For Feared Blizzard

Earlier fears of an epic blizzard quickly turned to fury Tuesday, as businesses lost half a billion dollars in New York City alone because of the massive shutdown.

01/27/2015

A taxi in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Cab Drivers Hope Simple Sign Will Improve On The Job Safety

A Labor Department study said that taxi drivers are 20 times more likely to be killed on the job than other workers. Now, fed up cabbies want action.

10/21/2014

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

Taxis

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

Livery Cabs

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

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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

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