Taxis

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.
Often pitted against each other, yellow taxi and app-service drivers came together Wednesday to call on Hochul to hit the brakes on congestion pricing fees.
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.
Transit officials say more pros than cons lie ahead as they cruise toward launching fees for drivers entering the city’s traffic-clogged core.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
City Councilmember Francisco Moya’s bill aims to relieve app-hail and other for-hire vehicle operators of a cascading financial burden.
A spike in cab license revocations for marijuana, cocaine and other substances coincides with crushing financial pressures.
The TLC found that some 50,000 app-based chauffeurs have been getting stiffed since new minimum-rate law went into effect in February.