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Transportation Nation

Show Me the Money: Some D.C. Cabbies Waiting Weeks to Collect Credit Card Fares

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

WAMU

Two weeks after the start of universal credit card acceptance in Washington, D.C. cabs, the transition from cash-only to modern technology has been bumpy, with more than 5,600 of the District’s roughly 6,500 cabs having installed systems that accept payments from both credit cards and smartphone apps.

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Transportation Nation

FTC to D.C. Taxicab Commission: Avoid "Unwarranted Regulatory Restrictions"

Thursday, June 13, 2013

WAMU

Tech companies are complaining. A D.C. Council member is urging restraint. And now the Federal Trade Commission is asking the D.C. Taxicab Commission to be careful when it comes to weighing new regulations for app-based hailing services reshaping Washington's vehicle-for-hire industry.

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WNYC News

TLC Says Taxi Fares Should Increase

Thursday, May 31, 2012

WNYC

Taxi fares will definitely be going up soon, according to Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky.

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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

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

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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WNYC News

Taxi Drivers: We Want a Fare Increase

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

WNYC

The drivers group Taxi Workers Alliance is petitioning the city for a 15 percent fare increase seven years after the last across-the-board fare hike.

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WNYC News

Driving While Muslim: Taxi Driver Slashed in Alleged Bias Attack

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

WNYC

A 21-year-old college senior has been charged with attempted murder and assault as a hate crime for allegedly slashing the face and neck of a Muslim taxi driver.

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