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Yellow cabs now outnumbered by Uber cars on NYC streets

Yellow cabs now outnumbered by Uber cars on NYC streets

New York City's storied yellow cabs are taking a back seat to black cars.

Senh: Wow, I've still have yet to use Uber, but that's because I live in a small town. My friends in the Bay Area have mentioned it to me. It sounds like eventually, they will outnumber taxis.


Electric-Taxi Experiment to Begin in New York

Some drivers have expressed doubts about the viability of using the vehicles, arguing that any charging break would undercut earnings.


Taxi Turvi iPhone App Plots Optimal Cab Route, Keeps Driver In Check

Taxi Turvi

It's about time someone came up with a tech-savvy way to determine the optimal taxi route.As hard working as they are, some cab drivers may take a slower, more congested route to run up the fare, but the free Taxi Turvi app strives to help passengers judge whether their drivers are taking the best course possible.


Couple jailed for alleged steamy session in Dubai cab

A Dubai court has sentenced an Irish man and British woman to three months in jail for an intimate tryst in the back of a taxi. The sentence Thursday is the latest case of Westerners running afoul of the social codes in the United Arab Emirates, which maintains strict laws on sex-related issues although it often turns a blind eye.

Senh: You just gotta be careful about these sessions in other countries. They're not all as open as the U.S.


July's new laws: $50 vomit cleanup fee

Vomit Fee

Passengers hailing cabs in Chicago starting Sunday may want to read the fine print on the taxi placards before they get in. In addition to the base fare, cab drivers for the first time can charge sick passengers a $50 vomit cleanup fee.


Woman Falls 23 Stories, Lands on Taxi, Survives

Woman Falls 23 Stories, Lands on Taxi, Survives

Witnesses say they saw a woman throw herself from the 23rd story of a Buenos Aires hotel Monday and survive.


London cabbie may have raped 100 women

A London taxi driver who was jailed for drugging 19 women and sexually assaulting 12 may have actually raped as many as 102 over five years, the BBC reported on Tuesday .


Conn. cops: Woman tried to use 911 as taxi service

Police in one Connecticut city have a warning for nightclub patrons: Don't call 911 for a ride home.


NYC Taxis Overcharged Passengers $8.3 Million, New York City Says

NYC Taxis Overcharged Passengers $8.3 Million, New York City Says

NEW YORK — Thousands of New York City taxi drivers overcharged passengers by more than $8.3 million over the past two years by setting their meters at a rate that was supposed to be used for trips to the suburbs, the Taxi and Limousine Commission said Friday.

At least 1.8 million trips were wrongly charged at the suburban rate, which is double the rate within city limits, the commission said.


Police: man threatened cab driver over $6 fare

The Tampa Police Department says a 22-year-old man who refused to pay a $6 cab fare threatened the driver with a handgun and sparked a standoff with authorities.


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