Why more cabbies are killing themselves

The livery driver who killed himself in front of City Hall is the third cabby in the last three months to commit suicide because of economic anxiety over the industry, officials said Tuesday. During a vigil for 61-year-old driver Douglas Schifter — who wrote a lengthy suicide note about

Man cleared in shooting death of cab driver

The man accused of the shooting death of a Bronx cabbie who phoned his brother-in-law pleading for help will walk free. A judge found Nicholas Sanchez not guilty on murder and robbery charges in Bronx criminal court Wednesday morning for the 2015 slaying of Barry Mamadou. Mamadou, a father of three, was

Taxi committee head got thousands in donations from cab industry

A prominent Bronx politician lobbied to run a new City Council committee that oversees taxis and car services after collecting thousands in campaign funds from the industry. Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr., a Democrat, confirmed to The Post that he pushed for the creation of the Committee on For-Hire Vehicles

Cuomo’s congestion pricing plan will target for-hire cars and cabs

see also Gov. Cuomo hedged Saturday on endorsing his own panel’s recommendations to charge a toll on all vehicles entering Manhattan below 60th Street. He instead focused on the part of the congestion-pricing plan that targets cabs and for-hire cars like Uber and Lyft and called for lower outer-borough bridge

Drunken cab driver rams police car on UWS, injures cops

A 35-year-old drunken livery cab driver was busted after he rammed into a police cruiser on an Upper West Side highway — injuring two officers this weekend, cops said. Jalloh Ibrahima, 27, was heading south on the Henry Hudson Parkway between West 79th and West 72nd Streets around 6

Uber suffers blow as EU’s top court rules it’s a taxi company

Ride-hailing service Uber suffered a new blow Wednesday as the European Union’s top court ruled that it should be regulated like a taxi company and not a technology service, a decision that could change the way it functions across the continent. The ruling Wednesday by the Luxembourg-based European Court

Uber suffers blow as EU’s top court rules it’s a taxi company

Ride-hailing service Uber suffered a new blow Wednesday as the European Union’s top court ruled that it should be regulated like a taxi company and not a technology service, a decision that could change the way it functions across the continent. The ruling Wednesday by the Luxembourg-based European Court

Here’s another reason why the L train shutdown will suck

Great news for clowns — terrible news for cabbies. Cars will be required to have three or more passengers to drive over the Williamsburg Bridge in rush hours during the upcoming L train shutdown, MTA and city officials announced Wednesday. see also The restrictions — designed to free up more space

Judge tosses taxi-medallion owners’ case to the curb

Two taxi-medallion owners can’t sue a city regulatory commission for failing to keep the yellow-cab industry profitable in the face of competition from Uber and Lyft, a Manhattan Supreme Court judge said in a ruling released Tuesday. Marcelino Hervias and William Guerra brought their case against the Taxi &

Uber inks deal with NASA to map aerial taxi routes

It’s the wild blue yonder for Uber. The ride-hailing service signed a deal with NASA on Wednesday to develop software for managing aerial taxi routes — part of its plan to make self-flying cars a reality by 2020. Chief product officer Jeff Holden plans to announce at the Web Summit conference

New law forces taxi drivers to buckle up

Taxi drivers, who spent thousands of hours behind the wheel of cars, are not required to buckle up — but they soon will be. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law early Tuesday morning that will require cabbies and other commercial drivers to wear seat belts while driving. While private drivers

Investors see opportunity as taxi medallion prices “bottom out’

Hurry up and buy New York City taxi medallions while they are still dirt-cheap, because a turnaround is likely coming. That’s the contention of some industry observers and investors, who have seen medallion prices crater as ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft have come on the scene. Taxi enthusiasts say now is

Driver in fiery crash hailed cab as woman died in burning car

The driver in a fiery crash on the Gowanus Expressway early Friday morning hailed a cab and left the scene — leaving his female passenger burning to death inside the flame-engulfed car, according to police. Saeed Ahmad, 23, of Brooklyn took the taxi to Maimonides Hospital in Borough Park, leaving his

Stop complaining and tip your driver

Dear John: Alas, pity the poor cab driver who never says hello, good day or good evening (but sometimes grunts if you are lucky), and who 50 percent of the time takes the wrong route to the simplest destination — with or without GPS. And who never opens a door or

Taxi passenger slashed in road-rage incident

A taxi passenger was stabbed during a road-rage incident Friday morning on the Long Island Expressway, police said. The dispute began when the driver of a grey Honda Pilot stopped short in the westbound lane of the expressway near Queens Boulevard around 8:30 a.m., authorities said. The driver of the Honda Pilot

CIty Council weighs yellow cab bailouts, restrictions on Uber and Lyft

The City Council is weighing a major bailout of the yellow-cab industry, with possible restrictions and surcharges on rivals such as Uber and Lyft. Several dozen beleaguered taxi-medallion owners flocked to a council Transportation Committee hearing Monday to complain that the ride-share apps have caused a 90 percent drop in the

Uber CEO apologizes to London

Uber’s new boss apologized to Londoners for the taxi app’s mistakes and pledged to make changes as the Silicon Valley firm tries to overturn a decision to strip it of its license in one of its major markets. The British capital’s transport regulator on Friday deemed Uber unfit to run a

Uber CEO apologizes to London

Uber’s new boss apologized to Londoners for the taxi app’s mistakes and pledged to make changes as the Silicon Valley firm tries to overturn a decision to strip it of its license in one of its major markets. The British capital’s transport regulator on Friday deemed Uber unfit to run a

Uber calls for sit-down after London strips operating license

Uber wants to know how it can get back in business in London. “We’d like to know what we can do . . . to sit down and work together to get this right,” Tom Elvidge, Uber’s general manager in the city, told The Sunday Times of London. Uber’s operating license was

The challenges of driving a yellow cab in the age of Uber

If you want to know the effect Uber and Lyft are having on New York City’s yellow cabs, just take a ride to JFK’s taxi parking lot. At any time of day, there are hundreds of cabbies waiting desperately, most of the time for hours, in hopes of grabbing the industry’s

Woman dies after being struck by cab on Upper East Side

A yellow cab slammed into a woman on the Upper East Side, killing her Wednesday morning, police sources said. The woman was hit at the corner of Lexington Ave. and E. 69th St. at around 5:10 a.m., officials said. The hack then drove off, leaving the woman injured on the roadway. The victim

Taxi driver crashes into multiple cars injuring 6 people

A cabbie turned Midtown into a demolition derby Monday, crashing his taxi into eight cars and injuring six people, police said. The wild smash-up happened about a block from the Empire State Building when the driver lost control of his taxi at East 32nd Street and Madison Avenue around 11:50 a.m.,