New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers

Family mourns devoted father killed in his own cab
Family mourns devoted father killed in his own cab
Police Liam La Guerre 6/18/2013 at 10:46AM

He came to the U.S. in search of the American Dream, but his brutal murder has left his family living a nightmare. Nigerian cab driver Uro Orji Ama died after being stabbed in the eye with an umbrella shortly before Father’s Day weekend. Cops found Ama in his 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis after responding to [...]

Three men arrested for counterfeit auto parts after FBI raids in Queens, New Jersey
Police Angy Altamirano 2/20/2013 at 3:44PM

Three men were arrested Tuesday on charges of selling counterfeit automotive parts to repair shops, after federal agents raided several locations including a warehouse in Astoria, said the FBI. The parts were made to appear as though they were from official automotive companies and sold to repair shops including those that service yellow city taxis. [...]

Bill would expand taxis to outer boroughs
News Michael Pantelidis 1/25/2012 at 12:14PM

The New York City Assembly recently “hailed” legislation that may prove “golden” for livery cabs. The bill — passed on January 23 and carried by Assemblymember Carl Heastie from the Bronx — will allow the city to issue 18,000 hail accessible inter-borough licenses (HAIL), which permit livery cab drivers to pick up pedestrians. Twenty percent [...]