Taxi Drivers

Taxis at LaGuardia Airport
Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images
Rich Lamb
January 17, 2020 - 5:54 pm
A New York City Congressman has introduced new legislation that could offer major relief to taxi drivers.
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Yellow Taxi
Xinhua/Li Muzi
Kevin Rincon
November 18, 2019 - 5:23 pm
A rally was held Monday morning with the goal of saving the taxi industry in New York City.
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NYC Taxis
Dreamstime
WCBS 880 Newsroom
September 29, 2019 - 12:36 pm
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is endorsing the idea of bailing out taxi medallion owners, many of them deep in debt following the collapse of the medallion market.
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Taxi protest
WCBS 880
February 26, 2019 - 5:17 pm
Members of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance (NYTWA) blared horns up Third Avenue Tuesday, demanding that MTA funding come from taxing the rich not the poor.
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Cabbies in court over congestion pricing surcharge
Marla Diamond
January 17, 2019 - 12:53 pm
New York City cab drivers head to court Thursday over a $2.50 congestion pricing fee.
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Yellow Taxi
Xinhua/Li Muzi
November 30, 2018 - 5:12 pm
The family of a New York City taxi driver who died of a heart attack while changing a tire is suing the NYPD, claiming the department didn’t bother investigating who he was.
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NYC Taxis
Dreamstime
November 27, 2018 - 12:24 pm
After eight suicides in the industry, the New York City Council is getting ready to tackle mounting debt among taxi drivers.
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NYC Taxis
Dreamstime
November 15, 2018 - 12:55 pm
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Another New York City taxi driver has taken his own life. That brings the total number of cabbie suicides to eight this year. The taxi and limousine commissioned confirmed the death Wednesday of driver Roy Kim. Many city cabbies have been struggling financially in the face of...
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NYC Taxis
Dreamstime
October 29, 2018 - 7:54 pm
New York City is waiving nearly $20 million in fees owed by taxi cab owners in an effort to ease their financial burden after a string of driver suicides.
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