The MTA is testing a technology, already in place in other transit systems, that’s been shown to deter suicide attempts.
Mothers with small children — and some tykes by themselves — have become common in the subway system.
Advocates say the trips are unnecessary in the first place, when other places require only a doctor’s note or at-home evaluation to qualify for the service.
The Taxi Workers Alliance on Monday filed suit to stop the TLC from rolling out an initiative that would allow dormant “green taxi” licenses to be used for a new type of unmetered livery vehicle.
The latest “environmental assessment” fleshes out how the MTA expects the tolling system to reduce traffic below 60th Street and raise billions for system upgrades.
The agency says it’s borrowing “good ideas” from transit systems around the country — but some of them have already gone in a different direction.
The plan to allow revamped ‘Boro Taxis’ to operate without having to adhere to a color scheme — or the ability to pick up street hails — sparked protests from hacks who say supply is outpacing demand.
The subway rider was strangled by a fellow straphanger while seemingly in the throes of a mental health crisis. Police and prosecutors have released little information.
The city plans to test a new type of for-hire vehicle that will no longer have the signature Granny Smith apple-colored look of the taxis that only operate in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, The Bronx and Upper Manhattan.
‘We’re just waiting to see if it’s our turn to be the next to hit somebody,’ said one train operator.