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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Cabbies get taken for a ride by the taxi commission, so you don't.
High-tech, high-level wheeling and dealing makes all of us fare game