Metropolitan Taxicab Board of Trade

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    How Some Illegal Taxi Drivers Are Fighting Back Against the Green Cab Program

    It was a busy night, two days before Christmas, and the streets of Bedford-Stuyvesant were packed with shoppers. So Emmanuel* was out later than usual. He had just picked up one last fare from his corner in Bed-Stuy, which was usually a safe zone, but moments later he was pulled over by a Ford Econo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2012

    Judge Pauses Bloomberg's "Livery Cab" Plan, Outer Boroughs Must Suffer

    Contrary to popular belief, there are people that live outside of Manhattan. The hustle and bustle of New York City is not limited to one island; actually, almost 80 percent of New Yorkers live in the outer boroughs (probably because they cannot afford its real estate horrors). And, if tax ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    City's Plan to Push Cabs into the "Green" Shot Down By Judge, Again

    The city keeps trying to get cabs to go hybrid, and the taxi owners keep pushing back. The Taxi and Limousine Commission's most recent plan included incentives to please the owners -- for instance, they would be authorized to charge drivers more for use of the hybrids -- and the drivers were told th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    TLC Says Drivers Won't Lose on New Green Fleet Plan

    The Taxi & Limousine Commission calls to explain that its new, environmentally-conscious taxi plan, described here earlier as a burden on cabbies, would save hybrid-driving hacks more than it would cost them. While fleet owners who buy hybrids would, under the plan, be allowed to charge cabbies $3 a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008

    Hybrids Coming, Says TLC; TS, Say Cab Owners

    The Times' City Room says taxis are about to go hybrid in a hurry. To meet the Taxi and Limousine Commission's October 1 deadline for 25-mpg, low-emission cabs -- which pretty much requires all new cabs be hybrids -- and a 2012 all-hybrid fleet, the city announced it has contracted with Ford, Chevro ... More >>

  • News

    September 4, 2007

    Hail No!

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

  • News

    May 23, 2006

    Taxicab Concessions

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