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 [...]

Court allows outer borough taxi plan to roll on
News Billy Rennison 3/28/2012 at 12:29PM

In a decision the city “hailed” as a victory, a federal court recently ruled to allow a controversial taxi reform plan to roll on. The ruling from the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted a stay after a December decision found the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission’s (TLC) fleet discriminated against people [...]