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Tech Flexes Its Political Muscle

Tom Allon | Posted 08.27.2015 | New York
Tom Allon

For more than a decade, I have experienced the very "First World" problem of not being able to find a yellow cab at 8 a.m. on the upper West Side of Manhattan or at 4 p.m. in midtown.

This Will Make You Never, Ever Forget Your Taxi Seat Belt Again

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Riding in a taxi without a seat belt isn't just a big city public health problem. Thanks to the popularity of car-hailing services such as Uber an...

Uber Cars Now Outnumber Yellow Cabs On NYC Streets

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS and VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 03.20.2015 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's storied yellow cabs are taking a back seat to black cars. Uber cars, often black sedans that can be summoned with s...

This Boy Didn't Have to Die -- Will You Help Prevent Another Tragedy?

Steve Nelson | Posted 07.28.2014 | New York
Steve Nelson

Cruel and random death drains us hollow and we hope, against all rational evidence, that some muted and tolerable life will seep back in. Yes, all premature death seems unnecessary, but Cooper died from our civic negligence. We, the citizens of New York, are complicit.

Life as an Uber Driver: It's Just Not Fare

David Fagin | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business
David Fagin

These solutions may not be Uber-perfect, but they would definitely make it more of a sustainable job for a driver than the current situation. Uber needs to treat the N.Y./N.J. area as a separate beast, otherwise they'll find themselves with a massive driver exodus.

Judge Oks Taxi-Hailing Apps In NYC

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 04.24.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- The city can experiment with letting taxi seekers hail rides electronically, a judge said Tuesday in a ruling that could clear the way for...

Vote On 'E-Hailing' Yellow Cabs

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 02.12.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — Raising your arm and yelling "taxi!" is the old-fashioned way to nab a New York City cab. Soon, all you'll need is a smartphone app. ...

Confusing Rooftop Taxi Light System Will Be No More

Posted 11.30.2012 | New York

The Taxi and Limousine Commission voted Thursday to simplify the confusing light system atop city cabs. Whereas the current two-light system can signi...

Gerry Smith

Uber Pulls Taxi-Hailing App Out Of New York Due To Administrative 'Roadblocks' | Gerry Smith | Posted 10.16.2012 | Technology

A tech startup that connects taxi drivers and passengers said Tuesday it was pulling its app out of New York City after a prolonged fight with city of...


| Posted 08.19.2012 | New York

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer NEW YORK CITY — A Manhattan Supreme Court judge has ruled that the city's Five-Borough Taxi Plan — wh...

Smartphone App Hails A Cab For You

Posted 08.13.2012 | New York

The next time you're stuck on the corner fruitlessly searching for the next available cab in sight, getting upstreamed by one of your fellow New Yorke...

Court Rules Cabs Don't Have To Accomodate The Disabled

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 06.29.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A federal appeals court struck down a ruling Thursday that would have required New York City to give taxi licenses only to vehicles that a...

Cab Fares Could Rise 20 Percent

Posted 05.22.2012 | New York

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission has agreed to hear a proposal on May 31 to raise cab fares 20 percent. According to The Times, "Such h...

How To Spot A Prostitute, The Cab Driver Edition

Posted 05.16.2012 | New York

A new bill in city council, seemingly modeled after the plotline of Taxi Driver, aims to give hookers a fare chance at escaping exploitation. The ...

John Liu Pledges To Reject Bloomberg's 'Cathie Black Of Taxis'

Posted 05.02.2012 | New York

Embattled comptroller John Liu is seeking to block Mayor Bloomberg's Taxi of Tomorrow contract unless provisions are made to provide handicapped acces...

Get Ready To Hail A Green Cab

Posted 03.09.2012 | New York

No need to be alarmed the next time you hail a cab ride home and start seeing green. The color is said to be a favorite pick for the Taxi and Limousin...

How Do You Know If A Cab Is Available?

Posted 03.01.2012 | New York

Currently the lights atop New York City taxi cabs can signify four things: 1) If the center light's on, the cab's in service. Take it. Put your han...

NYC Taxis May Soon Be Equipped With Tablets

AP | Posted 02.22.2012 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission may replace Taxi TVs in 50 cabs with iPads or other tablet computers. The New York ...

New Yorkers Aren't Buckling Up In Cabs

Posted 12.29.2011 | New York

A good chunk of New York City cab riders might grumble over aggressive driving, but that doesn't mean they've been buckling up. According to the T...

Undercover College Kids Expose Cabbies Who Won't Drive To Brooklyn

Posted 12.02.2011 | New York

In an undercover operation involving college students, more than 360 cab drivers have been fined for refusing rides requiring long distances to outer ...

Good News: Taxis Told To Stop Honking Or Face Hefty Fine

Posted 12.25.2011 | New York

With just one email, the city's soundtrack may have one less familiar sound soon, and we're guessing New Yorkers won't be missing it. After the ch...

Yellow Cabbies Protest Livery Cab Bill; Albany Busy With Other Things

Posted 08.22.2011 | New York

Amidst the busy, busy final weekend of the legislative session in Albany, Mayor Bloomberg circumvented the City Council and slipped Albany a bill that...

New Yorkers Want Taxi TV To Be Less Terrible, But How?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The reviews are in, and many passengers would like to turn off Taxi TV. From the New York Times: A survey of 22,000 taxi riders, which the city rele...

Taxi Cab Drivers Get New Dress Code | BILL SANDERSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It's time for shabby cabbies to tidy up. Taxi and Limousine Commissioners today gave the thumbs up to a new rule requiring drivers to maintain a "a p...

Crackdown On Cell Phone Cabbies | By Pete Donohue and Leo Standora | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Taxi and Limousine Commission will unveil tough new proposals Friday to crack down on chatty cabbies who yak on their mobile phones while driving....