The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) is pleased to notify its licensees that, starting in August 2014, the TLC will begin selling the next installment of 6,000 Street Hail Livery (SHL or “boro taxi”) permits.
Between now and then, the TLC will be working with the New York State Department of Transportation, disability advocates, the New York City Council and members of the boro taxi industry to determine how many of these new permits will be required to be used with a wheelchair accessible vehicle.
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - A New York City cab driver has been suspended for wearing a Nazi swastika armband while on duty.
The Taxi and Limousine Commission confirmed to Fox 5 News on Friday that the driver had been suspended for 30 days. His name was not released.
The photo was brought to the attention of the T&LC by the Anti-Defamation League via a letter that said that it was "extremely disturbed by this provocative display" and urged the commission to promptly investigate.
"It is an industry that has always gone up," says Andrew Murstein, president of Medallion Financial. "It has outperformed every index you can think of the Dow, Nasdaq, gold, you name it."
NEW YORK — A cab driver who claims a passenger punched and bit him says police officers told him they'd arrest him if he filed a complaint.
Haroon Rashid said that after he then declined to file a complaint, the officers let the passenger go and left without helping him get medical attention. He said he needed more than 10 stitches for the bite behind his ear and bandages for injuries to his face.
In New York, a female cab driver is an oddity: Only about 1.1 percent of the city's taxi workforce is female, less than the oft-cited 2 percent national average. Anecdotally, the figure seems to be similar in progressive San Francisco. The SFMTA couldn't provide an exact number of female drivers in the city, but several fleet owners say the number is low.
Among San Francisco's various car-hire startups, though, that figure may be shifting. Lyft has a 30 percent female workforce in this city (and 40 percent, in some other cities), while SideCar saw a spike in female applicants after unveiling a feature that allowed drivers to stick within certain circumscribed zones. (SideCar is still majority male.)
Sian Green is suing City of New York over crash and says she is horrified driver Faysal Himon has not faced criminal charges or had license revoked.
A taxi driver whose reckless driving cost a British tourist her leg after he ploughed into her on a New York pavement has got back behind the wheel, despite pledging never to do so.
Mohammed Faysal Himon already had a number of violations for poor driving when his cab mounted the kerb as he tried to overtake a bicycle last August, hitting Sian Green from Leicester.
Her foot was severed and her life saved only by the quick actions of a passer-by who applied a tourniquet. Doctors later had to amputate the lower part of her leg.
Mr Himon’s licence was suspended for 30 days and he received a summons for operating a cab he was not authorised to drive.
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