Matthew Daus

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    Lyft's Terrifying Mustache Cars (Sans Mustache) Can Legally Drive in New York City Starting Tonight

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    The Great Taxi Scam: Never Mind

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    The Three Truths of Taxi Transportation

    ​You can't win, no matter who you are. This is how being in a taxi now works.

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Yassky Gets Top Taxi Job

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    David Yassky Reportedly Up for Taxi Commissioner Job (Updated)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    City Cabs May Get Spy Cameras

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2008

    The Extra Buck Stops Here

    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 >>

  • News

    September 4, 2007

    Hail No!

    Cabbies get taken for a ride by the taxi commission, so you don't.

  • News

    August 28, 2007

    Robes for a Rogue

    Ex-councilman Noach Dear prepares to mount the bench

  • News

    May 23, 2006

    Taxicab Concessions

    High-tech, high-level wheeling and dealing makes all of us fare game