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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.

"Oh God, My God" -- Frustrated D.C. Council Chairman Before Uber Vote (VIDEO)

Dan McDermott | Posted 09.09.2012 | DC
Dan McDermott

D.C. Council members voted July 10 to approve Councilwoman Mary Cheh's bill to amend taxicab regulations without the portions specifically targeting the popular San Francisco-based sedan company Uber.

More Reasons to Leave New York: Taxi TV, Ghosts and Your Autograph

Howard Jordan Jr. | Posted 08.20.2012 | New York
Howard Jordan Jr.

When you're out, about, and fully engaged in your New York City hustle, there's one particular experience capable of granting you a little space all your own to catch your breath and use exactly as you see fit: Cab rides.

Someone Else's Money

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 07.04.2012 | Money
Howard Steven Friedman

What was motivating the hundreds of people to prefer to stand on a taxi line at one in the morning rather than share a taxi?

J. L. Greene

Big Business Finds A New Way to Kill Competition

HuffingtonPost.com | J. L. Greene | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics

Instead of a taxicab across town, you could take a clean, upscale Town car for the same price. But despite car services in many cities ready to take y...

WATCH: A Cuban Car With Modern Technology

Jeroen Swolfs | Posted 02.28.2012 | Travel
Jeroen Swolfs

In Havana, I interviewed Victor, a Cuban taxi driver who showed me his family pride, a 1958 Mercedes with a few very special features such as "air-conditioning."

Car Service: 'Surge Pricing' Shouldn't Have Been A Surprise

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.04.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The CEO and co-founder the smartphone app-enabled Uber car service has a message for all those shocked by their expensive rides home on ...

Mayor Gray: Leave D.C.'s Taxicab System Alone

Eli Lehrer | Posted 02.28.2012 | DC
Eli Lehrer

Pro-consumer as they sound, the proposals to require that cabs all be painted the same color, start taking credit cards, and have better-trained drivers threaten to undermine what's arguably the best taxicab system in America.

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...

New Ruling Says Cabs Must Help Disabled Riders

AP | By LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 12.24.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A federal judge on Friday barred the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission from issuing permits for taxicabs unless they're accessible to p...

Undercover Cops, Posing As Cab Drivers, Busts Florida Drug Dealers

Posted 12.19.2011 | Crime

Take note criminals -- the meter is running. Police in Florida made multiple arrests late last week after completing a four month effort using unde...

J. L. Greene

Car Service Cartels Use Regulation to Crush Competitors

HuffingtonPost.com | J. L. Greene | Posted 12.07.2011 | Home

NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- In June 2010 the Nashville Metropolitan City Council passed legislation raising the city's minimum fee for limo and sedan rentals, ...

WATCH: South African Music That Travels By Taxi

Posted 12.06.2011 | Travel

A new video from Vice explores a unique musical style in South Africa by going straight to the source: Johannesburg cab drivers who popularized the ho...

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...

A Solution for a Vexing Question: Is This Cab Available?

nytimes.com | 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...

WATCH: Comedian Offers Free Cab Rides To New Yorkers

Posted 11.28.2011 | Comedy

Comedian Mark Malkoff likes to do social experiments over at My Damn Channel from time to time, and this week he decided to rent out a New York City t...

When It's Safer to Walk Home Alone

Brenna Cammeron | Posted 11.28.2011 | Women
Brenna Cammeron

It was late, I was tired, the driver said I could pay whatever I wanted. Alarm bells should have started going off then -- but they didn't.

Apps for the Nostalgic Non-Techie

Julia Plevin | Posted 11.15.2011 | Technology
Julia Plevin

Would you believe that it's possible to be both tech savvy and old-fashioned at the same time? Yes, there's an app for everything. Even nostalgia.

The War on Automobiles

Chuck Thies | Posted 11.14.2011 | DC
Chuck Thies

If you live in the Washington metropolitan area, owning an automobile is a practical adventure well worth experiencing. And it does not have to be an environmental train wreck.

A $425 Cab Ride From D.C. To New York City

Peter Mandel | Posted 10.24.2011 | Travel
Peter Mandel

I could've just taken the train, but on a whim, and packing my sense of adventure, I was going from D.C. to New York by taxi cab.

New App Warns Users Of Smelly Taxis, Cabbies

Posted 10.19.2011 | Chicago

They say that entrepreneurial inspiration can come from just about anywhere, but for 32-year-old Chicago-based smartphone app developer Adam Saffro, i...

New York Approves New Cabs

AP | By DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 09.20.2011 | New York

DETROIT -- New York City has approved the Ford Taurus sedan and Ford Transit Connect van for use as taxis for the next two years, allowing the carmake...

Pickup Artists

Bess Kalb | Posted 09.18.2011 | San Francisco
Bess Kalb

If you've just flown across the country and it's late and your leg sockets are sore and your TylenolPM/gin situation makes the BART map look like a pretty spider, it's likely the first place you will go upon arriving in San Francisco is a taxi.

One Killed, Two Injured In Streeterville Cab Crash

Posted 08.27.2011 | Chicago

One pedestrian is dead and two others were seriously injured after a taxi cab lost control and swerved into a wall near the intersection of Illinois S...

NYC Considers Adding 1,500 Yellow Cabs

nytimes.com | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM | Posted 07.16.2011 | New York

Eight million New Yorkers. Thirteen thousand yellow cabs. It is a ratio that can flummox a person, particularly during a rainstorm at rush hour. A ne...