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06.30.15 Liam Mathews

In a small bit of karmic justice, two cab drivers were disciplined by the Taxi and Limousine Commission for refusing/being whiny about driving the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico from Greenwich Village to her hotel in the Bronx last month, the New York Times reports. The first driver, who drove away when Carmen Yulin […]

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06.17.15 Prachi Gupta

Adding more ammo to the growing fight against Uber in New York, just over 50% of the cars the Taxi & Limousine Commission seized in a crackdown on illegal rides were affiliated with the app service. The New York Daily News reports that out of 938 cars towed off the street and at the airport […]

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06.03.15 Liam Mathews

On Tuesday, the Taxi & Limousine Commission announced a pilot program to monitor taxi movements using airplane-style black box recorders, the New York Daily News reports. The recorders, which will be installed in 12 cabs to start, will track speeding, acceleration, hard-braking and abrupt turns. Some cabs will also have cameras. The program is part […]

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06.02.15 Liam Mathews

The yellow taxi industry is in full-on “throw it against the wall and see what sticks” mode, trying to slow down the Uber juggernaut. At the behest of taxi industry financiers, state Supreme Court justice Denis Butler has ordered City of New York lawyers to appear before him and argue why the court should not […]

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05.29.15 Liam Mathews

Carmen Yulin Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, is visiting New York City. Her hotel is in the Bronx. The Daily News reports that on Wednesday she hailed a yellow cab and asked the driver to take her to the hotel. Once the trip began, he told her that he didn’t know how […]

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05.19.15 Prachi Gupta

After a woman was horrifically raped in the back of a taxi in Brooklyn, one New York lawmaker wants to institute a “panic button” that will allow backseat riders to flag an emergency. Proposed by Councilwoman Laurie A. Cumbo (Brooklyn-D), the button would appear as a yellow or green tab on the screen in the […]

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05.15.15 Liam Mathews

Mayor de Blasio is in California this week trying to raise funds from tech industry bigwigs, but nefarious cab company Uber is trying to sabotage his efforts because he won’t let it do whatever it wants. Crain’s reports that due to de Blasio’s support of Taxi and Limousine Commission’s recommendation that car-hailing apps be regulated, […]

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04.21.15 Prachi Gupta

There’s a “little-known loophole” in the law that doesn’t require front seat passengers and children under 16 from wearing a seat belt in a cab, the New York Daily News but a new proposal in the works may change that. According to one city official, the de Blasio administration is seeking to require front seat […]

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03.20.15 Prachi Gupta

On Thursday, a Redditor performed a public service by posting images of what appear to be fake cab roaming the streets of NYC. “No NYC taxi info or 311 info. The credit card machine was turned off,” the user wrote, noting that the cab labeled #0852 had no license information and no medallion, but did […]

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02.02.15 Christopher Inoa

NYC’s Boro Taxis are failing those who live in transportation dead-zones like Ozone Park, Red Hook, East New York and Jamaica, according to a report by DNAinfo. Though the green cabs, unveiled in August 2013, were meant to serve the city’s outer boroughs, the taxis are not serving every neighborhood equally. In the first of […]

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