Taxi & Limousine Commission
The Taxi and Limousine Commission has been struggling to meet a court-ordered quota of vehicles capable of carrying wheelchairs and motorized scooters for a decade — and coming up short.
The city wants to toss out a class-action suit brought by drivers ticketed for illegal airport pickups, but the plaintiffs keep pressing for a trial.
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 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 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.
While the new EV taxi licenses are in demand and many new charging stations are coming, those who already made the electric switch say powering up now is a headache.
Freshman Taxi Commissioner David Do says he wants to know what life on the road is like for drivers so he can make more informed decisions for the industry.
A surcharge added to every yellow or green cab ride could rise from 30 cents to $1 in a new effort to meet a long-blown accessibility deadline.
Report says demand for yellow cabs could drop by nearly 20%, adding to the troubles of drivers rocked by the pandemic and drowning in debt.
Minnesota-based lender OSK says the New York Taxi Workers Alliance has “stopped” interfering — but the drivers’ union still labels the suit “baseless.”
Minnesota-based financial company OSK, in a Brooklyn federal court lawsuit, accuses the NY Taxi Workers Alliance of using “nonstop militant action” to disrupt their business plans.
The new deal between the NY Taxi Workers Alliance and Minnesota’s O’Brien-Staley Partners/OSK came in the wake of pressure from cabbies and Senator Chuck Schumer — and after reporting by THE CITY.
The Taxi and Limousine Commission has extended a cap on livery car licenses, which industry leaders say could be a final nail in their coffin.
Dozens of taxi medallion owners protested Thursday in front of the Manhattan offices of Vedder Price.
Ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft have decimated the market for green taxis.
What advocates call “the dying breaths of an industry of exploitation” are leaving NYC cab drivers sidelined without the right to hit the streets and make a living.
New York City airports this week expect to see the most travelers in two years during the holiday weekend. But Taxi and Limousine Commission data shows the number of yellow cabs on the road has been cut nearly in half since the pandemic hit.
For over a month, cab drivers have occupied a sidewalk outside City Hall, chanting, “Mayor lies, drivers die.” Now they’ve taken their campaign to a new level, by launching a hunger strike. Here are some of their stories.
Some seeking office have been shaped by family suffering in the yellow-cab medallion financial collapse — or their own experiences driving cabs. They say only a bold bailout will avoid calamity.
Emily Wu filed suit in November after being struck in a July accident she blamed on a dangerous driver. In January, a casual click of Uber’s terms of service deleted Wu’s right to sue, the ride-share company contends.
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