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Transportation Nation

Drive Like Your Family Lives Here

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Drivers, your choices matter. That's the message of a powerful video that cabbies and city workers will soon watch as part of their driver training.
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Transportation Nation

Variations in Tip Button Math Nets Cabbies $5.2M Annually

Monday, January 05, 2015

Credit card machines in New York City cabs suggest tips of 20, 25 or 30 percent. But it turns out many riders end up tipping 21 percent. Why?
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Transportation Nation

Rideshare Companies, Drivers Opposed to New Rule

Thursday, October 16, 2014

A hearing ostensibly about a change to NYC's for-hire vehicle dispatch rules was really about something else: the future of the industry.
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Transportation Nation

Honk If You're Angry About Ridesharing: D.C. Cabbies Stage Protest

Thursday, October 09, 2014

WAMU
Hundreds of D.C. taxicabs took part in a massive demonstration against Uber, protesting what they say is unfair competition from rideshare apps.
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Transportation Nation

Discrimination Complaints Trickle In About D.C. Cabs

Thursday, September 11, 2014

WAMU
Since streamlining the complaint process for racial discrimination among D.C. cab drivers last month, the city is seeing an increase in allegations.
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Transportation Nation

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

6,000 New Boro Taxis Coming to NYC Streets

Friday, August 22, 2014

It will take a couple of months for the new vehicles to start rolling. The move doubles the fleet serving the outer boroughs and uptown Manhattan.
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Transportation Nation

DC Regulators, Cabbies, Uber Agree: Illegal Street Hails Have To Stop

Monday, August 18, 2014

DC-area rideshare drivers are accepting illegal street hails, and the Taxicab Commission says it does not have enough inspectors to stop the unauthorized pickups. 
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Transportation Nation

Cabbies Snarl Traffic In Downtown D.C. To Protest Rideshare

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Several hundred horn-honking D.C. taxicabs descended upon downtown Washington to protest what they view as unfair competition from unregulated, on-demand ridesharing services.

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Transportation Nation

Hailing a Green Cab in the Forbidden Zone: Riders Say Why Not?

Sunday, June 15, 2014

WNYC

Passengers are either unaware of the rules or don't care about them.

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Transportation Nation

D.C. Increasing Wheelchair-Accessible Cabs

Thursday, June 12, 2014

WAMU

The number of wheelchair-accessible taxicabs in D.C. is expected to more than double this fall.

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Transportation Nation

Court Gives Green Light to Accessible Taxis

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

It’s official: half of New York’s yellow cabs will be wheelchair-accessible by 2020, and a 30-cent surcharge is going to pay for it.

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Transportation Nation

Judge: Taxi of Tomorrow Is Legal

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

An appeals court ruled that the city's plan to have a fleet composed entirely of Nissan vans can move forward.

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Transportation Nation

800 Green Taxis Fined for Taking Manhattan Passengers

Monday, June 09, 2014

The meters in green cabs automatically shut off outside their designated zone, and their lights dim, but some drivers are still soliciting fares.

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Transportation Nation

Rideshare vs. Taxicabs: The Inside Story from Chicago

Friday, June 06, 2014

WBEZ

As Chicago moves to legalize ridesharing, the question remains: Should they follow the same rules of the road as taxis? WBEZ spent a day with a cabbie, and a night with a rideshare driver to find out

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Things We Leave Behind: the Abramson Firing; In Cabs

Monday, May 19, 2014

NPR's media correspondent David Folkenflik talks about the firing of Jill Abramson and this weekend's developments at the Times. Sex advice columnist Dan Savage is also the author of American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics. Plus: what New Yorkers leave behind in cabs; and the saga of the closing of reBar.

The Leonard Lopate Show

Breaking Up, Making Up and Picking Up

Monday, May 19, 2014

Philip Galanes says breaking up with someone by text message is a no-no. He gives advice and answers questions on the best ways to handle breakups. Lexicographer Paul Dickson tells us about the many words we use every day that were invented by writers. And we’ll hear stories from a man who drove a taxi in New York for 30 years.

Transportation Nation

D.C. Council Mulls Insurance Coverage For Ridesharing Services

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

During a grueling, six-hour hearing, representatives of app-based transportation companies tried to convince D.C. City Council members — not to mention the city's even more skeptical taxi commissioner — that they did not need to be strictly regulated.

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Transportation Nation

While Uber Skirts D.C. Taxi Surcharge Rules, Some Drivers Pay Twice

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

All taxi rides in D.C. come with a 25 cent surcharge, but Uber, an app-based hailing service that has fought with city regulators, isn't paying the surcharges at all.

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Transportation Nation

Taxi Safety Could Include Black Boxes and Letter Grades

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The city's newly appointed Taxi and Limousine Commissioner says poor driving habits need to be unlearned—and the city is getting ready to school bad drivers.

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