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No Dummy: City's Safest Cabbie Passes WNYC Crash Test

Friday, August 29, 2014

WNYC
Frederick Amoafo just won the first International Taxi Driver of the Year award. WNYC rode along with Amoafo last month to see first hand how he navigates the mean streets of New York.
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Transportation Nation

City Failed to Take Action Against 4,500 Dangerous Cab Drivers

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Summonses are going out this week to 4,500 dangerous cab drivers New York should have flagged — but didn't, thanks to a software glitch.

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WNYC News

Companies Get in the Race for the Taxi App

Sunday, June 10, 2012

WNYC

A taxi app competition sponsored by the city is heating up. The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) is accepting proposals for an app that will help passengers pay for their taxi trips with their smartphones.

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WNYC News

Livery Plan, And Billions in Budget Funding, Remain in Limbo

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

WNYC

The city isn’t planning to appeal a temporary injunction against the city's 5 Borough Taxi Plan — even though Mayor Michael Bloomberg called the decision “worrisome.” 

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WNYC News

Livery Street-Hail Vote Is Being Rushed, Some Say

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

WNYC

The Taxi and Limousine Commission is poised to vote on draft rules for the city's street hail livery plan on Thursday. It's one of the final steps necessary before selling the first livery license permits in June. But there's dissent among some of the commissioners about whether the 200 pages of regulations that will govern the service is being rushed to a vote.

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WNYC News

TLC Budget to Increase As Medallion Sale and Livery Permit Plan Gets Underway This Summer

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

WNYC

The Taxi and Limousine Commission is proposing a budget increase of $20 million in the next fiscal year to cover the cost of providing grants for purchasers of street hail livery permits that are wheelchair accessible.

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WNYC News

Brakes Applied to Taxi Receipt Ads

Thursday, January 19, 2012

WNYC

The city's Taxi and Limousine Commission has delayed a decision about whether to approve advertisements on taxi receipts.

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WNYC News

Taxi Receipts: The Next Frontier for Advertising

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

WNYC

Commercial ads are everywhere, from computer screens to bus shelters. And they'll soon be appearing on the back of taxi receipts, if the Taxi and Limousine Commission approves the proposal on Thursday.

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WNYC News

The Taxi Bill's Long, Winding Road

Thursday, December 22, 2011

WNYC

The path for Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s outer borough taxi plan was much like a cab ride: bumpy and expensive.

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WNYC News

Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Gets its Day in Court

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WNYC

Attorneys for the disabled faced off against attorneys for the city in a court hearing on Tuesday over the lack of wheelchair-accessible cabs.

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WNYC News

TLC To Cabbies: Stop Honking or Start Paying

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

WNYC

Taxi Drivers have been put on notice by the city that if they sound their horn it will cost them.

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WNYC News

Taxi Widows Can Lease Husband's Medallion

Thursday, September 15, 2011

WNYC

The city's Taxi and Limousine Commission approved a rule change that will allow the widows of cab drivers to lease out their husband's medallion.

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WNYC News

Cabbies Will Have Say Over Rooftop Ads

Thursday, September 15, 2011

WNYC

Taxi drivers will now be able to reject certain rooftop ads they find questionable, the Taxi and Limousine Commission board ruled Thursday.

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WNYC News

Taxi TV Gets A New Channel

Thursday, September 15, 2011

WNYC

Since it debuted two years ago, Taxi TV hasn’t gotten great reviews. But the city is promising more choices that it hopes will boost its popularity this fall.

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WNYC News

Taxi Drivers Gripe About Rooftop Ads

Sunday, August 21, 2011

WNYC

More than 3,000 taxi drivers who own a cab but not a medallion are fighting for the right to elect whether they have a rooftop ad — the content of which some say they are embarrassed to be associated with.

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WNYC News

Passage of Taxi Plan Legalizes Street Hails of Livery Cars

Saturday, June 25, 2011

WNYC

The State legislature voted Friday to approve the sale of permits allowing a new class of livery vehicle to enter the street hail businesses, something that up until now has been widely practiced but officially off limits. Up to 30,000 permits will be available. The legislation passed the Senate by a vote of 40-21.

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WNYC News

Suit Asking City to Make All Cabs Wheelchair Accessible Moves Forward

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

WNYC

A class action lawsuit that calls for the future taxi fleet to be fully wheelchair accessible is moving forward after a judge Tuesday denied the city's request to have it dismissed.

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WNYC News

A Look at the Industry Battle Over the City's Outer-Borough Taxi Plan

Monday, May 23, 2011

WNYC

As the Bloomberg administration moves forward with its plan to expand taxi service outside Manhattan, there have been a number of closed-door meetings between industry stakeholders vying to get the best deal possible.

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WNYC News

New Fines For Cabbies Who Break Old Rules

Thursday, May 19, 2011

WNYC

The city approved an increase in fines for cab drivers who break a wide range of rules — from being caught using a cell phone while driving to refusing to accept a credit card.

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WNYC News

Taxi Drivers Suspected of Overcharging Extradited to New York

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

BBC

The city has extradited two former taxi drivers accused of intentionally overcharging passengers by illegally setting their meters to an out of town rate.

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