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Taxi Drivers

PHOTOS: NYC Taxi Drivers Pose For Hilarious Charity Calendar

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.02.2014 | Impact

Firefighters have had their time in charity calendars. The taxi drivers want a turn. Back for the second year in a row, New York City taxi drivers ...

Uber and the Failing Taxi System

Maurice Jourdane | Posted 08.13.2014 | Technology
Maurice Jourdane

During the past few days, the world has seen taxi drivers demonstrate against Uber, an online service that links passengers with private car owners rather than traditional taxi companies.

Hate Uber? Then You Hate America

Lewis Krell | Posted 05.24.2014 | Comedy
Lewis Krell

If you are anti-Uber, you are basically admitting that you hate the environment, you want to see more drunk drivers on the roads, and, most importantly, you hate ice cream, puppies and America. Are you sure this is the position you want to be taking?

Dave Jamieson

The Real State Of The Union For Workers | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "The state of our union is strong," President Obama will tell the country tonight, echoing a sentiment shared by nearly every executive ...

Romeo Romances the Traveler With Music

Christine Negroni | Posted 03.08.2014 | Good News
Christine Negroni

For all his talk, I don't think the prospect of a big payday is what motivates Romeo. He's a singer and a story teller who knows how to romance his customers with those talents. When the ride is over, everyone in the car is richer.

Dave Jamieson

D.C Taxi Commission Thinks Cabbies Talk Funny | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.14.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The D.C. Taxicab Commission forbid a Washington cab driver from speaking at a public meeting Wednesday because he didn't provide written...

New York City's Oldest Taxi Driver Passes Away At 94

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 09.14.2013 | Black Voices

The yellow taxi is such a New York City staple, and yet, it somehow falls into the background and backdrop as part of the soundtrack of the streets hu...

Cab Driver's Heroic Post-Sandy Move

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 11.02.2012 | Money

With stories of Hurricane Sandy scam artists popping up out of the woodwork, it's always nice to hear that there are some good people out there helpin...

America's Most Stressful Jobs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business

Labor Day is a great time to unwind and draw the summer to a close, especially if your job is one of the most stressful in the country. And what ki...

The Friendliest Taxi Driver In Paris

Jerry Lanson | Posted 10.03.2012 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

For those who rag against Parisians as rude and impatient people, remember this lovely cab driver.

Teaching Taxi Drivers About Lesbian Sex

Jincey Lumpkin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jincey Lumpkin

"Which one is the man, and which one is the woman?" That is a question I have faced more times that I can count. Taxicab drivers generally pose the question while they are hauling me around Manhattan. The exchange goes something like this.

22,000 Taxi Drivers In Massive Rate-Switching Scam | By Frank Lombardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It was worse than you thought: Nearly 22,000 cab drivers ripped off riders in a massive rate-switching scam that netted the underhanded hacks more th...

Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Gazette | MARIA ST.LOUIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Attrition has thinned the blue line. Police helicopters that kept watch over the city are being sold. Street lights have been turned off, leaving neig...

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.

Credit Card Swipes Adding Up For Cab Drivers | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York's cabbies howled when the city began forcing them to take credit cards. Some even went on strike, calling the requirements a kowtow to touris...

Motorcycle Taxis Have Cab Drivers Crying Foul In Paris

GlobalPost | Mildrade Cherfils | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

PARIS, France -- Chauffeured motorcycles now bill themselves as attractive alternatives to Paris' full-size taxis and in-the-know travelers are using ...

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....

South Korea Taxi Drivers Can Watch TV, Judge Rules

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Cab drivers in South Korea can continue to have televisions on their dashboards, despite the risk of crashing, a court has ruled....

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.

Revisioning the "Poor" Mexican

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karin Badt

My conversation during a cool summery taxi ride back to my apartment in Puerto Escondido.

Taxicab Confessions: Cab Drivers Share Weirdest Stories

New York Times | Peter Khoury | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Tales of lust, sorrow, crime, brushes with fame and just plain weirdness all seem to find their way to New York City's cabbies, who have a front-row s...