In news that will really bum out ride-sharing service Uber, other ride-sharing service Lyft can legally operate in New York City starting tonight at 7 p.m., the company announced on their blog. Lyft, which launched in 2012, operates in dozens of cities around the country already, where you can reco ... More >>
It is good to see that the city's soon-to-depart taxi commissioner, Matthew Daus, is living up to his reputation. Daus is a political patronage hire who got his $178,000 a year job because his Brooklyn political club (New Era Democrats) gave early endorsements to Mayors Rudy Giuliani and Michael B ... More >>
You can't win, no matter who you are. This is how being in a taxi now works.
As has been speculated, former city council member and recent unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic comptroller nomination David Yassky will serve as the new Commissioner of the Taxi and Limousine Commission. Yassky served on the council's transportation committee, which was chaired by John Li ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg announced today that Taxi and Limousine Commissioner Matthew Daus is stepping down from his job. Guess who's being considered for the job? David Yassky, the former city councilmember who lost last year's primary for the Democratic nomination for comptroller (which was won by John Li ... More >>
EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation claims the surveillance cameras it has affixed to the outside of its vehicles have saved the company half a million dollars by showing its drivers' lack of culpability in accidents. Cabs companies around the world either installing cameras or asking for ... More >>
When the MTA tries to hit the city and the public up for more money (again), local lawmakers balk -- but when New York's financially taxed taxi drivers cry out for a little relief, those same lawmakers jump to their defense. Makes a certain amount of sense, actually. 15 City Council members are st ... More >>
Cabbies get taken for a ride by the taxi commission, so you don't.
Ex-councilman Noach Dear prepares to mount the bench
High-tech, high-level wheeling and dealing makes all of us fare game