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Transportation Nation

Fund for Disabled Taxi Drivers Hits Legal Setback

Monday, April 14, 2014

A fund for sick and injured taxi workers has an uncertain future after a judge’s ruling Friday. 

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Transportation Nation

City's New Taxi Chief Gets the Official Nod

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Meera Joshi says she'll bring "inclusion, consensus and common sense" to the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission. 

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Transportation Nation

D.C. Cabs Could Adopt Surge Pricing

Monday, April 07, 2014

WAMU

D.C. regulators are considering an unprecedented move for Washington’s metered taxicab fleet: deregulation. "This is a response to leveling the playing field," said city's taxicab chair, "and making everybody able to compete with one another."

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Transportation Nation

De Blasio's Pick for Taxi Chair Makes Her Case to City Council

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The woman nominated by Mayor de Blasio to run the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission says if she's confirmed, one of her top priorities will be to set a "new bar for driver and vehicle safety."

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Transportation Nation

D.C. Regulators to Focus on Rideshare Apps -- and Drivers

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

WAMU

D.C. regulators say smartphone-based car services are essentially meterless taxis — and they are preparing to unveil a slew of proposals designed to close liability insurance gaps and limit drivers’ hours on the road.

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Transportation Nation

New Details on Black Boxes for Taxis

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

One piece of Mayor de Blasio's 63-part Vision Zero plan was to install "black boxes" in the city's taxis. Now, the Taxi and Limousine Commission is fleshing out that idea.

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Transportation Nation

Paper Or Plastic? D.C. Cab Drivers Still Refusing Credit Cards

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The head of the D.C. Taxicab Commission says a significant number of cab drivers are still refusing to accept their passengers' credit cards. And now one city council member says her daughter was locked in a taxi over a payment dispute.

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Transportation Nation

Four Months Later, Some D.C. Cabbies Still Finding Way Around Credit Card Rules

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Months after new city regulations began requiring D.C.'s taxicabs to accept credit card payments, many drivers still flout the law.

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Transportation Nation

Hundreds Of D.C. Cabs Have To Look For New Payment Systems

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

WAMU

More than 700 cab drivers must now find a new way to process credit card payments.

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Transportation Nation

Are D.C. Cabbies Following The Rules? Fake Passengers Take Taxis for a Test-Drive

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

D.C.'s Taxicab Commission placed undercover "test passengers" in cabs to find drivers who are violating a slate of new regulations, including mandatory credit card acceptance.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How You Finance those (Very Expensive) Taxi Medallions

Monday, January 06, 2014

Want to become a taxi driver but don’t have a million bucks for a medallion? Then third-generation taxi businessman and President of Medallion Financial Group Andrew Murstein is your guy.

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Transportation Nation

Half of Taxis to be Wheelchair Accessible in Next 7 Years

Friday, December 06, 2013

New York City announced Friday that half the city taxi fleet would be wheelchair accessible by 2020. The move is part of a settlement agreement in a major class-action lawsuit brought in 2011 that charged the city was in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Transportation Nation

Will ‘Ride Sharing’ Kill San Francisco’s Taxi Industry?

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The rise of the “sharing economy” is disrupting many industries -- especially the taxi industry. That's extremely apparent in San Francisco, where app-based ride-service startups threaten an entrenched business model, and traditional cab drivers worry they're being left behind.

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Transportation Nation

Explainer: Why the D.A. Didn't Charge the NYC Taxi Driver Who Maimed a Tourist

Friday, November 15, 2013

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office sparked outrage this week when it announced it wouldn't file criminal charges against a taxi driver in a crash that severed a British tourist's leg.

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Transportation Nation

Chaos at D.C. Taxicab Meeting as Cabbies Shout Down Regulators

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A meeting of the D.C. Taxicab Commission ended in an uproar on Wednesday, as nearly 300 cab drivers organized by the Teamsters union erupted in anger when the commission’s chairman attempted to read aloud a letter from an unhappy cab customer.

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Transportation Nation

D.C. Taxi Drivers Deliver Letter To Mayor Gray Calling For Halt To Impoundments

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

WAMU

Cabbies rallied outside D.C.'s city hall Tuesday, demanding a meeting with Mayor Vincent Gray as they fight for more representation on the city's Taxicab Commission.

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For D.C. Cab Drivers, Rollout Of Credit Card Payments Has Been Anything But Smooth

Thursday, October 31, 2013

WAMU

And then there were five: of the eight payment service providers D.C. approved to supply credit card systems to city taxis, three have faced significant problems. Now, the lawsuits are beginning.

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Transportation Nation

Cabbies of Washington Unite! Taxi Drivers Lock Arms with Teamsters

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WNYC

D.C. cabbies -- frustrated with a spate of city mandates requiring drivers to modernize their vehicles -- have voted to unionize.

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Transportation Nation

Nine Hundred D.C. Cab Drivers Scramble To Find New Credit Card Payment System

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

WAMU

For the second time since all District taxicabs were required to accept credit card and smartphone payments beginning this month, another company tapped by D.C. to  process those transactions is having major problems.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

30 Issues in 30 Days: Taxi!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It's Transportation Week on the Brian Lehrer Show's election series "30 issues in 30 Days." See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.

How will hailing a cab change under the next mayor? Capital New York reporter Dana Rubinstein talks about the issues of medallion and livery cabs, owners' vs. drivers' concerns, Manhattan vs. "outer boroughs" and what the next mayor will do.

 

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