Taxis

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

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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

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