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Runway to Taxi Gets Longer as Cab Shortage Hits Thanksgiving Airport Travelers

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.

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Taxi Drivers Savor Victory as Medallion Debt Bailout Deal Ends Hunger Strike

Cabbies danced outside of City Hall, chanting "No more suicides," after the de Blasio administration agreed to restructure the crushing debt that’s devastated many taxi medallion owners. Some went hungry for over two weeks during the protest.

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Scenes From Cabbies’ Hunger Strike as Drivers Plead for Relief From Massive Medallion Debt

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.

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Taxi Driver Shortage Stalls Passengers with Limited Mobility as MTA Ride Service Sags

The demand for subsidized paratransit services is rising as the city emerges from the pandemic. But New Yorkers with disabilities are having a hard time finding rides due to the overall downturn in taxi and other for-hire vehicle drivers.

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Taxi Medallion Crisis Drives Council Candidates on Road Toward a Rescue

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.

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Uber Tries to Drive Back Legal Rights on Brooklyn Woman Who Sued After Accident

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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Cap Uber and Lyft Drivers’ Lease Costs, Queens Lawmaker Says

City Councilmember Francisco Moya’s bill aims to relieve app-hail and other for-hire vehicle operators of a cascading financial burden.

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Taxi Driver Drug Test Failures Soar Amid Growing Stress

A spike in cab license revocations for marijuana, cocaine and other substances coincides with crushing financial pressures.

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Fare’s Fair: $500K in Back Pay Demanded for App-Hail Drivers

The TLC found that some 50,000 app-based chauffeurs have been getting stiffed since new minimum-rate law went into effect in February.

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