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Green cabs could be coming to south Queens
Green cabs could be coming to south Queens
South Maggie Hayes 12/03/2013 at 11:10AM

Green cabs could now be driving down south in the borough. A representative from the Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) will be making a stop at the next Community Board (CB) 10 meeting on Thursday, December 5 to explain the new Boro Taxi procedures, rules, and the program’s presence in the region moving forward. Betty [...]

LIC, Astoria best bet for hailing green cabs
LIC, Astoria best bet for hailing green cabs
Top Stories Melissa Chan 11/14/2013 at 10:26AM

Queens taxi riders have the best shot at hailing a green cab in Long Island City and Astoria. Nearly 900 new apple green cabs roam the northwestern edge of the borough, according to data from the Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC). City officials said more than 1,000 borough taxis have hit the streets since the [...]

NYPD, TLC crack down on illegal vans
NYPD, TLC crack down on illegal vans
News Maggie Hayes 10/25/2012 at 7:55AM

The joy ride is coming to an end for illegal dollar vans cruising the streets of southeast Queens. The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has teamed up with the 103rd Precinct to continue a crackdown, embarking on monthly checks of the area and stopping illegal vans they find running rampant through the streets. “They take [...]

Taxi fare hike starts today
Taxi fare hike starts today
News Queens Courier Staff 9/04/2012 at 10:57AM

The first taxi fare increase in six years goes into effect today. In July, the Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) approved the hike that raises cab rides an average of 17 percent. Though the initial $2.50 charge for the first 1/5 mile has not changed, the rate for each additional 1/5 mile has gone up [...]

Southeast Queens plagued by illegal vans
Southeast Queens plagued by illegal vans
News Queens Courier Staff 8/07/2012 at 11:22AM

BY PAUL BUFANO editorial@queenscourier.com Esther Robinson passed up several unlicensed vans while she waited at the corner of Parsons Boulevard and Archer Avenue in the blistering heat. Although she was anxious to get home, she would only ride in a licensed van. “There’s no doubt that some people would be afraid to ride in an [...]

Ambulette checks result in summonses, seizures
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/19/2012 at 11:12AM

The New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) and New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) recently conducted a surprise check of ambulette service providers in Queens and Brooklyn. During two investigations in the last month, the OMIG and TLC issued more than 15 summonses. Violations included unlicensed drivers and vehicles, [...]

Taxi fares to increase this fall
Taxi fares to increase this fall
News Billy Rennison 7/12/2012 at 4:40PM

Passengers will be dishing out more green in yellow taxis come September. The Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) today approved rate hikes in city cabs by a 6-2 vote with one abstention. It is the first increase in six years. A ride will cost passengers approximately 17 percent more after the increase, the TLC estimates. [...]

New $1 Flushing buses may be illegal
New $1 Flushing buses may be illegal
News Melissa Chan 7/10/2012 at 9:43AM

A battle is brewing in downtown Flushing between recently emerged $1 buses that are taking away customers from a cutthroat competitor, and authorities who say the new set of wheels could be operating illegally. Hordes of passengers lined up single file on 41st Avenue and Main Street for a $1 trip to Chinatown in Manhattan [...]