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Looking For The Uninsured? Just Hail A Taxi Driver

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — Groups working to sign up uninsured people for health coverage are making a special effort to contact taxi drivers, hoping to get man...

Driver Finds $300,000 In His Cab. Returns It.

Reuters | Posted 02.24.2014 | Business

Dec 24 (Reuters) - A Las Vegas taxi driver has been hailed for his honesty after ensuring that $300,000 in cash found left in his cab was returned t...

89-Year-Old Cabbie Aunt Dottie Does Things The Old Fashioned Way

Posted 11.14.2013 | Fifty

With a leopard print wheel and cocktail rings on every finger, you know you're in for a ride when you step into Aunt Dottie's cab. The 89-year old...

Cabbie Who Hit Tourist License Reinstated

The Huffington Post | Jane Janeczko | Posted 10.03.2013 | New York

Mohammed Faysal Himon, 24, the taxi driver who struck a bike messenger and hit a British tourist severing her left leg, on August 20 is back on the ro...

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.

New York Miracle

Marilyn Beker | Posted 08.25.2013 | New York
Marilyn Beker

I was sitting at my desk a couple of days ago deleting spam when my phone rang. It was a number I didn't know so I was planning to ignore it but for some reason my hand pulled a Dr. Strangelove and picked up.

First Trip

Carissa K | Posted 08.25.2013 | Sports
Carissa K

"I ain't taking you to watch no hockey game with that cap on." The cab driver nodded in the rearview mirror at Mike's Blackhawks ball cap.

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...

Best NYC Cab Driver Ever Gives Candy To Riders

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 12.01.2012 | Impact

Mansoor Khalid was devastated when his 2-year-old son died in April after a long battle with heart disease. But the resilient cab driver refused to le...

WATCH: Yes, There Are Women Cab Drivers Too

Posted 09.10.2012 | New York

However politically incorrect, we're guessing many New Yorkers would be surprised to find themselves in a cab driven by a woman. Women behind the w...

'Sexy' Women Protest Bill Targeting Cabbies Who Promote Prostitution

Posted 06.15.2012 | New York

A bill seeking to penalize cab drivers who knowingly aid prostitution by ferrying hookers is being targeted by a group of women who say the legislatio...

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...

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...

How to Cross the Street -- A Beginner's Guide

Lesley Ryder | Posted 10.26.2011 | New York
Lesley Ryder

Welcome to NYC! Whether you're a tourist in town for a few days or a fresh-faced aspiring yuppie in for the long haul, there are a few tips and tricks to learn that will make your stay more enjoyable.

Political Wisdom From a Cab Driver

Fred Rotondaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Rotondaro

His accent was thick despite having come from Haiti more than 20 years ago. He had been back once since the quake. He wasn't impressed at the lack of progress made by the relief agencies.

Dress Code For Cabbies? Oak Park Considers It

TribLocal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Oak Park is looking into placing some new restrictions on taxi drivers and companies, such as a loose dress code and a ban on smoking by either the dr...

Summer Reading Picks From London's Best-Read Cabbie

NPR | By Hilary Spurling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Our cabbie likes to mix things up by reading both fiction and nonfiction; new releases and older volumes; serious tomes and lighter fare; and, of cour...

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.

Credit Card Swipes Adding Up For Cab Drivers

nytimes.com | 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...

Cab Vs. Pedicab: Road Rage Caught On Camera (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A brawl between a cabbie and pedicab driver was caught on tape Monday by a local Fox 5 news crew. While out shooting for a story on the rising value ...

No Boys Allowed: Pink Taxi Cabs Exclusively For Women

Huffington Post | Tam Vo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Women in Puebla, Mexico who are tired of being gawked and leered at by cab drivers have a new option - female-only taxis. Pink Taxi is a government-...

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.

Pedicab Junction

Kaity Tong | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kaity Tong

Those pedicab drivers are some of the toughest sons of a gun I have ever seen. How do they remain so friendly after hauling ungodly poundage through unfriendly New York traffic?

Cab Drivers Still Use Phones Despite Ban And Risks

New York Times | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The ambulance arrived at the scene minutes after the cabs collided, one yellow taxi T-boned into another in a busy Manhattan intersection. Shattered g...

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...