Post Tagged with: "taxis"

TLC Commish on Evolving For-Hire Biz in NYC

TLC Commish on Evolving For-Hire Biz in NYC

Featured Posts, New York, Transportation, Voices' Picks March 10, 2016 at 6:08 pm

TLC Commissioner Meera Joshi spoke with reporters from the community and ethnic media about changes in the for-hire vehicle industry in NYC and her agency’s responses.

This raitero offers cheap trips around the tri-state area. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Raiteros: Uber for Day Laborers

Latino, New York, Transportation May 18, 2015 at 3:29 pm

El Diario reports on the clandestine New York cabs that transport day laborers home from their night shifts, or even out of state and as far as Mexico.

Kulwinder "Jani" Singh, co-owner of Punjabi Grocery & Deli, from Tribeca Film Festival video.

A Taxi Stand to Save Punjabi Deli – But ‘There’s a Catch’

Business, Manhattan, South Asian May 14, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Punjabi Deli on the Lower East side relies on the business of cabbies. A proposal for a “temporary stand” hasn’t mollified the deli owners, The Lo-Down reports.

The green all-borough taxis have yet to take off. (Photo via The Uptowner)

All-Borough Taxis Hit Roadblocks

In the News, Transportation September 12, 2013 at 7:32 pm

They’ve been on the streets for a month but the green all-borough taxis face wariness from both drivers and passengers, and with delays in installing cab equipment, it’s not been the easiest start for the new cabs, finds The Uptowner.

The ‘Taxi of tomorrow.’ (Photo by Sujeet Rajan)

Cabbies Give ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ Mixed Reviews

Featured Posts, Labor, Transportation April 6, 2012 at 11:32 am

Taxi drivers praised the new Nissan taxi’s leg room, fuel efficiency and comfort, but complained that the back seat is a tad narrow, and a sliding back window isn’t large enough for drunk passengers to put their head out, if necessary, to vomit.

Marcelo Villagran administers a glucose test to driver Rafael Fernandez, age 62. (Photo by Jonathan Camhi)

Taxi Drivers Struggling to Stay Healthy Get Some Help

Health, Transportation March 15, 2012 at 12:05 pm

New York City taxi drivers, whose sedentary lives behind the wheel give them little time for exercise or healthy eating, face some dire health consequences, but there are efforts underway to address the problem. Several hospitals and health care programs around the city offer drivers health screenings and advice.

Cabbies: no alternative to higher fares

Cabbies: no alternative to higher fares

Economy, In the News, New York, South Asian January 18, 2012 at 3:50 pm

The New York Taxi Workers Alliance is planning a series of protests to press their demands for increasing the fare of yellow cabs, to keep up with increased costs of gas, garage rent, house rent and all other daily essentials.

Fernando Mateo, president of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers shows the box that contains 10,000 signatures asking Governor Cuomo to not sign the bill.

Gypsy cab drivers’ struggle takes unexpected turns

New York, Politics October 12, 2011 at 3:28 pm

For the second time in less than a week, taxi drivers without medallions demonstrated outside Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office, this time to demand exactly the opposite of what their colleagues called for last Thursday: that the governor not approve of the bill that would authorize gypsy cabs to pick up passengers in the street.