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Life in the Slow Lane

Mike Montgomery | Posted 04.02.2014 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

Vegas certainly isn't the first to wrestle with the disruptive force of ride share services. And it certainly won't be the last.

L.A. Woman On New Year's Eve

Chef Rossi | Posted 03.04.2014 | New York
Chef Rossi

We are talking about multi-taskers zipping down La Cienega Boulevard, sipping soy cappuccinos, admiring their facelifts in the rear-view mirror, texting their yoga guru and reading notes for a screenplay.

A Lesson Learned in Grand Cayman

Mahlon Meyer | Posted 03.02.2014 | Travel
Mahlon Meyer

Try Grand Cayman. If you don't like to dive, you may learn something. We did. Our first lesson consisted in island time. Everything is "five minutes."...

Halfway There

Robert Slayton | Posted 02.10.2014 | New York
Robert Slayton

Thanks to the United Spinal Association, New York City is about to see a big improvement in the disabled community's access to taxi cabs. There is still a long way to go, however.

Gay Couple Sues After Being Told To Leave Taxi For Kissing

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, Oct 28 (Reuters) - A gay couple filed a human rights complaint on Monday against a Chicago-area taxi compa...

Alleged 'Anti-Gay' Cab Driver Loses Permit

Posted 08.22.2013 | Gay Voices

The Oregon cab driver who made headlines last month after he allegedly ejected a lesbian couple from his taxi on the side of a busy highway has lost h...

D.C. Taxicab Commission Should Reverse Course and Re-Legalize UberX

Michael Hamilton | Posted 10.20.2013 | DC
Michael Hamilton

If District regulation of for-hire vehicles is designed to protect consumers, then UberX should clearly be allowed to operate.

Taxis for Women by Women

Nomin Dari | Posted 10.01.2013 | Impact
Nomin Dari

Upon arriving at the destination, the cabbie immediately got out of the car. To my surprise, I was unable to open my door. In those few seconds of pulling the handle with no success, my heart rate had doubled and I was ready to emit a primal scream.

London: Amazing Gay Raves + Indian Food

Fabrizio 'The Fat Jew' Goldstein | Posted 09.23.2013 | Comedy
Fabrizio 'The Fat Jew' Goldstein

So you're going to London, huh? Let me guess, you went once with your parents when you were like 13, and they took you to Big Ben and some mediocre restaurants, so as an adult you have absolutely no idea what to do or where to go. Right? No? Yes? Alright.

Small Boat, Big City: Kayaking From Manhattan To The Statue of Liberty

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.26.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Warm, and full of puffing sailboats, and washing-machine clean. I am having a hard time believing this is New York harbor -- and that I am kayaking it.

Six Transportation Ideas For LA's Mayor Elect Eric Garcetti

Harris Silver | Posted 08.03.2013 | Los Angeles
Harris Silver

With LA having just elected a new Mayor, the timing feels right for putting out some transportation and planning ideas that can help make LA a more livable city.

Shocking Way D.C. Taxis Treat People With Disabilities

Posted 05.14.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- It's a video that's hard to watch. WUSA9 went undercover to see how D.C. cabs treated people with disabilities. The results are shock...

The Revolution Will Be Rideshared

San Francisco magazine | Posted 07.02.2013 | San Francisco
San Francisco magazine

Having weathered a major regulatory attack, Lyft, SideCar, and Uber are on the verge of becoming the default mode of urban transport.

Are The New D.C. Taxis Terrible?

Posted 05.01.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday, the D.C. Taxicab Commission unveiled the new colors for city taxis -- "D.C. Circulator Red" with a "Warm Grey" stripe. ...

What Do Foreign Tourists Think Of The U.S.?

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.15.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It's high time, I think, that we stopped forcing everyone to pore over our own vacation albums and, for once, take a peek at theirs. For example, what do tourists from abroad think of traveling here? Are they keen on American food, comfy in our hotels? Do they find it tricky getting around?

The Afghan Cab Driver and the $250 Million Dollar Salty Snack Food

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 04.20.2013 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

I am getting into the back seat of a yellow cab, as I've done a thousand times before, having just tipped the too-smiling bellboy too much for holding...

BIZARRE Change Coming

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 02.14.2013 | DC

Red. It has been said it is the color of anger, danger and fear. If that is the case then it may be fitting that the red is the color a D.C. Tax...

D.C. Mandates Huge Taxicab Upgrade

AP | Posted 01.18.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- All taxicabs in the District of Columbia will be required to accept credit cards by March 30. The D.C. Taxicab Commission announced Fri...

The Top Employees Of The Year

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 12.31.2012 | Business

It doesn't take all that much to be a good employee. But to be one of the best? Now that takes character. The following workers saved lives, rescue...

Uber's Fare Playing Field

Steve Roberson | Posted 02.18.2013 | Small Business
Steve Roberson

Licensing to insure safety and accountability makes sense. It's reasonable to expect the equipment is safe and well maintained and businesses are accountable. But when it comes to the taxicab sector, what we have in many cities is an industry micro-managed by local government.

How To Escape Sticky Travel Situations

SmarterTravel | Posted 02.06.2013 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Here are the play-by-plays to get through 10 sticky travel situations -- then get unstuck and get on with your vacation.

NYC Taxs Running Out Of Gas

Reuters | Posted 01.01.2013 | New York

(Changes date to Nov 1) * More than half of all NYC, NJ service stations shut down * Wall Street banks in lower Manhatta...

Transformational Transportation - The Rideshare Revolution

Mike Montgomery | Posted 12.19.2012 | Technology
Mike Montgomery

In our 21st Century society, I'll be cautiously optimistic that a well-intentioned CPUC will recognize the value dynamic new smartphone apps such as SideCar bring to the table.

WATCH: Taxi Cab Businessman Fight!

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.26.2012 | Business

Anyone who needs to reinforce the notion that New York City is a ridiculously intense city need only watch two rushed men compete for a cab. Oh, l...

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.