The city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission is cracking down on dangerous and illegal pick ups. CBS 2′s Dave Carlin was given exclusive access to an undercover operation.
Owners of New York City’s signature yellow cabs sued Wednesday over plans to let livery cars pick up passengers on the street outside the heart of Manhattan, turning to a court on the eve of an expected vote to put the proposal in action.
Only about 200 of the city’s 13,000 taxis can handle wheelchairs right now. In a suit against the Taxi and Limousine Commission, several advocacy groups said that violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Bloomberg visited WCBS Newsradio 880′s new studios at 345 Hudson Street this morning and participated in an extensive interview with anchors Michael Wallace and Pat Carroll, as well as veteran political reporter Rich Lamb.
Competitors will climb over a long series of city taxi cabs, crawl over city buses, and climb stairs at Citi Field and Arthur Ashe Stadium — along with traditional challenges.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is pushing back against federal efforts to make more New York City taxis able to handle the needs of the handicapped.
The New York Taxi Workers Alliance is putting forward what it calls a “modest increase,” which would include a $0.50 increase in the per-mile metered rate and a $0.10 bump for idling charges.
T.J. McGowan Sons Funeral Home in North Rockland is offering free rides to revelers between midnight Friday and 4 a.m. Saturday morning.