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My Talk with Peter the Cabbie

Rick Steves | Posted 08.08.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Travelers often struggle to find someone interesting to interview to better understand local issues. I find cabbies are a great resource. I was wonder...

Uber Eligible For Lawsuits By Cab Companies, Judge Rules

Associated Press | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.18.2015 | Business

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled California taxicab companies can sue competitor Uber over advertising statements that it offers the s...

Lyft Driver Collects Beautifully Inspiring Messages From His Passengers

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.07.2015 | Good News

A Lyft driver is telling the fascinating stories behind his passengers. Zia Ahmed, a driver in San Francisco, encourages his customers to write a ...

'Mr. Zezima Goes Back to Washington'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.09.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Before my recent visit to Washington, D.C., a town populated by clueless people, so one more wouldn't hurt, I had been in the nation's capital twice -- once on purpose.

Why Uber Is Un-American

William J. Kelly | Posted 09.05.2014 | Chicago
William J. Kelly

Last month, Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced a Chicago ordinance that magically created a new category of "transportation network provider," in order to legalize UberX's previously illegal taxi services.

The Best Cab Ride of My Life

Jim Higley | Posted 11.10.2013 | Good News
Jim Higley

The cynic in me was looking for something missing. There had to have been a catch. But there wasn't.

There's A Fine For That

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.04.2013 | Travel

You can barf in a cab, but it might cost you more than just the dry cleaning fee for your pants. Taxi drivers in Key West have drafted an ordinanc...

You Know You're a New Yorker When...

Greg Jacobs | Posted 12.02.2012 | New York
Greg Jacobs

Just about everyone will tell you it takes X amount of time to truly become a New Yorker. There are a few sayings or occurrences I have found draw each and everyone of us closer to becoming the true New Yorker we are really meant to be.

A Solution for a Vexing Question: Is This Cab Available? | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM | Posted 12.12.2011 | New York

The taxicab roof light, the occasionally head-scratching system that can befuddle out-of-towners and facilitate fare refusals, may be ready for a make...

Are D.C. Cab Drivers Paid Too Much Or Too Little?

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.21.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Are taxi-fare rates in the nation's capital too high or too low? On Tuesday, as The Huffington Post reported, two associations represent...

Cabbie Ran Down Three Men After Fare Dispute, Police Say

| Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- A recent Manhattan College grad is in a coma after being run over by taxi driver, who allegedly refused to take him and his friends to th...

New iPhone App For Cab-Sharing In New York

Brokelyn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

With subway lines sputtering, we're always on the watch for new ways to find that cheap late-night trip home. Taxi-sharing's a nice idea but a) it tak...

Taxi Drivers: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

Melissa Plaut | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Melissa Plaut

For the Taxi Commissioner to accuse two-thirds of drivers of committing a crime is utterly reckless. But it's hardly surprising. This is what taxi drivers go through on a small scale every single day.

Cash or Credit? In a Taxi, It Depends Which Side of the Partition You're On

Melissa Plaut | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Melissa Plaut

When you swipe your card, the driver has to pay a hefty 5% extra. Why are New York's cabbies paying so much? Because of all the middlemen. A few people are making truckloads of money on drivers' backs.

Denying Cab Drivers a Cell Phone Puts Them in Danger (and Makes You Late)

Melissa Plaut | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Melissa Plaut

When taxi drivers find themselves alone in their cabs -- as they often do -- with psychopaths, scam artists, or even just garden-variety drunken idiots, that little hands-free device can be a lifeline.

A Most Ingenious Job Search

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Susan Corso

My taxi driver had tacked to the back of the seat in front of me a professional resume announcing the job search intentions of recent LaSalle MBA graduate James A. Williamson III.