Outgoing Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky on Thursday said he will hold a vote to approve rules for e-hail apps next month, before Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio takes over City Hall.
Yassky was pleased with the results of a three-month TLC study of the e-hail pilot program that showed nearly 55,000 people requesting a taxi using the app more than 233,000 times. A quarter of e-hail... » more
Up to a thousand New York City yellow taxis are going to help kick off the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium by draping their cars with football ads.
The Taxi and Limousine Commission approved the initiative to slap a Super Bowl design on the vehicles' trunk, hood and roof, even though Commissioner David Yassky said he has rejected about a dozen similar requests as "visual clutter."
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The Manhattan district attorney's office announced Thursday that it will not pursue charges against the cabdriver who struck a British tourist in midtown.
A spokesperson for District Attorney Cy Vance said the DA's office spent two months investigating the Aug. 20 incident at Rockefeller Center, in which Faysal Kabir Mohammad Himon allegedly drove erratically after squabbling with a bicyclist... » more
The Big Apple's iconic yellow cars took the silver when it comes to top cabs across the world.
A survey released Tuesday by Hotels.com ranked the black taxis in London as the best cabs overall in the world, receiving 22% of votes from 2,683 respondents across 30 countries. New York came in second with 10%.
The researchers said London cabs led among several survey categories, including... » more
Tomorrow has been put on hold.
A State Supreme Court judge Tuesday struck down the mayor's plans to update the city's taxi fleet with fancy Nissan minivans equipped with 21st century tech, a panoramic see-through roof and indoor lights.
Judge Shlomo S. Hagler sided with the Greater New York Taxi Association -- a group of medallion owners who sued the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission... » more
The British tourist who lost her shin after an out of control taxi struck her in Rockefeller Center last month returned to the area Tuesday to thank New Yorkers for coming to her aid.
Sian Green, 23, told Matt Lauer on the "Today" show that she still has some fear about that day but overall she is upbeat to be alive. Green, who hails from Leicester, England, said she was lucky... » more