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How We Investigated the New York Taxi Medallion Bubble  The New York Times

It took a year, 450 interviews and a database built from scratch to answer a simple question: Why had anyone ever agreed to pay $1 million for the right to drive a ...


Barcelona taxi drivers to lodge legal case against Uber  Phys.Org

A Barcelona-based association of taxi drivers on Thursday announced it would lodge a legal complaint against ride-hailing services Uber and Cabify for fraud ...


When the Taxi Industry crashed, Boaz Bagbag was literally a lifesaver  KFGO News

Boaz Bag saved many lives during a national crisis for taxi drivers.


Taxi Industry Leaders Got Rich. Drivers Paid the Price.  The New York Times

Tuesday: The New York Times found that thousands of drivers were crushed under debt they could not repay.


Volocopter to open its first air taxi landing facility ahead of trials in Singapore  VentureBeat

Germany's Volocopter has announced plans to launch its first Volo-Port landing pad to support an air taxi trial in Singapore.


Flying Taxi Startups Target Asia Debut Using European Technology  Bloomberg

The world's first passenger-drone services may debut in Asia -- but the technology behind these flying taxis will be largely European.


How New York Taxi Drivers Got Mired in Debt  The New York Times

Readers decry unscrupulous lending practices and sympathize with the unwitting drivers whose lives were ruined.


Inquiries Into Reckless Loans to Taxi Drivers Ordered by State Attorney General and Mayor  The New York Times

The New York attorney general's office said Monday it had opened an inquiry into more than a decade of lending practices that left thousands of immigrant taxi ...


The most ridiculous things Tote Taxi has hauled to the Hamptons  New York Post

Tote Taxi ) debuted last summer and quickly became a hit with well-heeled Hamptonites. For East End weekenders, the *service* typically collects gear from ...


As Thousands of Taxi Drivers Were Trapped in Loans, Top Officials Counted the Money  The New York Times

The government profited and looked away as thousands of immigrant taxi drivers in New York were ravaged by exploitative loans.


Experts: Exempting Yellow Taxis From Congestion Pricing Won't Help Cabbies  Streetsblog New York

Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez rallied at City Hall Tuesday to call on Gov. Cuomo to exempt yellow taxis from congestion pricing fees. Photo: Julianne Cuba.


Airbus shows off the futuristic interior of its autonomous flying taxi  Digital Trends

Airbus has been working for several years on its Vahana electric-powered flying taxi, and it's just given us the first look at its futuristic interior. The absence of ...


Robo-Taxi Industry Could Be Worth $2 Trillion by 2030, UBS Says  Bloomberg

The global robo-taxi market might be worth more than $2 trillion a year by 2030 and mass adoption of driverless vehicles could provide a significant boost to a ...


Airbus shares a glimpse of its flying taxi cockpit  Engadget

Airbus has been working on its Vahana project for years. It's an attempt to create an autonomous passenger drone network that could operate like a flying versio.


Parents forget newborn baby in Hamburg taxi  New York Post

BERLIN — New parents got the fright of their lives in Germany after accidentally forgetting their newborn in the taxi taking them home from hospital.


Taxi in Manhattan flips over, sending two people to hospital  NorthJersey.com

A taxi flipped over in midtown Manhattan Tuesday, sending two people to the hospital with unknown injuries, officials said.


Designed by committee, Toyota's Japan Taxi becomes an expensive Olympic symbol  Reuters

Toyota Motor's Japan Taxi, born in a government committee and designed to be an all-things-to-all-people cab, has become a high-priced icon of Tokyo's ...


Channel Cat Water Taxi delays season | Local News | qctimes.com  Quad City Times

The Channel Cat Water Taxi is delaying its traditional Memorial Day weekend opening due to the Mississippi River flooding.


Parents of Woman Killed By Taxi in Rego Park to Sue the City for Negligence  Forest Hills Post

May 22, 2019 By Laura Hanrahan The parents of a Rego Park woman killed by a taxi in a hit-and-run earlier this year are about to file a negligence lawsuit.


Racing legend Helio Castroneves tries driving a taxi  Fox5NY

Of all the vehicles he's driven, a yellow cab is not one of them.


Exempt cab drivers from congestion pricing: Pols  amNY

The request came in response to an extensive investigation from The New York Times detailing how thousands of immigrant workers fell victim to predatory ...


Toyota's committee-designed Japan Taxi becomes pricey symbol of Olympic budget-busting  The Japan Times

Toyota Motor's Japan Taxi, born in a government committee and designed to be an all-things-to-all-people cab, has become a high-priced icon of Tokyo's budg.


Lucrative business of transporting tourists at heart of Uber-taxi dispute  Mexico News Daily

The lucrative tourist market is at the heart of a dispute between taxi drivers and Uber chauffeurs in Baja California Sur as the state Congress considers the ...


Looking for a Metro alternative during the shutdown? Business hopes you'll give water taxi a try  FOX 5 DC

With the major Metro shutdown looming, getting to work either by rail or road could be a little tricky this summer, which is why one business is hoping you'll give ...


Groups call for taxi exemption from NYC congestion charge  Smart Cities Dive

Advocacy groups and a member of the New York City Council on Tuesday called for taxi drivers to be exempt from the congestion pricing plan. Council Member ...


How GM Cruise uses its Dashride acquisition to build a robo-taxi company  Mashable

GM's Cruise Automation acquired Dashride to manage its fleet of self-driving cars that will be part of an autonomous taxi *service*.


This startup is planning a flying taxi service that costs about the same as normal taxis  CNN

Hong Kong (CNN Business) A flying taxi that you can order through an app? This German company plans to make that a reality in the next six years.


Arrests made after taxi cab driver allegedly assaulted, robbed in NW Oklahoma City  KFOR Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY – Four people have been arrested after allegedly assaulting and robbing a taxi cab driver and taking off in his taxi. It happened on Saturday ...


Air taxi could fly you (and your friends) from NYC to Boston in an hour on a single charge  Mashable

Lilium, a German air taxi company, unveiled its five-seater, all-electric passenger jet for the first time. The jet successfully completed its maiden test flight, ...


Taxi Medallions Were Just the Next Target for Bankers Who Learned Nothing from 2008  Esquire

They just moved on to new victims—in this case, people seeking taxi medallions.


Chicago taxi moguls tied to Michael Cohen list River North condo  Crain's Chicago Business

The couple, who manage over 350 taxi medallions—including some for Trump's former attorney—have loans totaling about $20 million from Cohen's ...


DEC: Hikers call for taxi from atop Adirondacks' Whiteface Mountain  The Daily Gazette

ESSEX COUNTY -- Two hikers misjudged the time needed to climb Whiteface Mountain in Essex County this past weekend, then called a taxi to pick them up ...


Parents Accidentally Leave Newborn in Taxi That Drove Them Home From the Hospital  CafeMom

Two new parents are thanking their lucky stars after their newborn baby was returned to them. In an epic accident, the mom and dad accidentally left their little ...


Taxi crashes, flips, lands on its roof in Hell's Kitchen  WABC-TV

A taxicab crashed and overturned in the Hell's Kitchen section of Manhattan.


NYC Launches Investigations into Taxi Medallion Scam  Democracy Now!

In response to a recent New York Times report on the origins of New York City's taxi driver crisis, Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city would launch an investigation ...


During the Metro shutdown, riders could turn to water taxis for transportation  Washington Post

As commuters search for alternatives during the six-station shutdown, the answer may be cutting through the Potomac.


Taxi industry insiders -- not Uber -- created New York City's cab-tastrophe  The Hustle

New research shows that taxi industry insiders -- not rideshare companies -- engineered the downfall of cab drivers.


Lilium Reveals Long-Awaited New Air Taxi & Celebrates Maiden Flight In The Same Swoop  CleanTechnica

May 21st, 2019 by Nicolas Zart · Lilium is still aiming to sell the world's first all-electric jet-powered 5-seat air taxi or electric vertical take-off & landing (eVTOL) ...


How New York taxi drivers were conned and bankrupted by medallion loan sharks  Boing Boing

I don't think I could concoct a more predatory scheme if I tried. This was modern-day indentured servitude.” That's what Roger Bertling, the senior instructor at ...


Tamia, Moon Taxi, Commodores Experience to headline Beacon Park summer concert series  Crain's Detroit Business

Beacon Park's free summer concert series is set to kick off next month with a trio of free shows spotlighting a diverse blend of musical styles in downtown Detroit.


Sullivan County taxi driver charged with DWI - News - recordonline.com - Middletown, NY  Times Herald-Record

MONTICELLO — A Sullivan County woman who was driving a taxi while drunk early Tuesday morning was arrested, police said. Village officers saw a taxi being ...


Taxi's and ride-sharing services required to have permits to provide service at QCA airport  KWQC-TV6

The Quad City airport now requires transportation operators like Uber and Lyft to have permits in order to do business around the airport.


Robert De Niro's Trump insults making him 'more insane' than 'Taxi Driver' character: Mark Steyn  Fox News

As Robert De Niro continues to publicly criticize President Trump, he is becoming more "insane" than the iconic character he played in the film "Taxi Driver," ...


Airbus A³'s Vahana Electric Air Taxi Has a Single Screen Pilotless Cockpit  Rotor & Wing International

Airbus A³ provided the first public glimpse of what the interior of a future self-piloted electric air taxi cockpit could look like.


Long Beach kicks off daily water taxi service Friday, May 24  Long Beach Press Telegram

Folks in Long Beach will soon be able to catch a water taxi ride any day of the week. Long Beach Transit will expand the water taxi schedule — typically an ...


First Flight of Lilium Prototype Shows the Promise of Electric Air-Taxi Concept  Flying

As far as first flights of ambitious eVTOL prototypes go, this one was pretty impressive. The Lilium Jet prototype, a “full size and full weight” all-electric five-seat ...


Ready To Hail A Flying Cab? The Lilium Flying Taxi Service Plans To Be Over City Skies By 2025  Forbes

Following the successful maiden voyage of the Lilium jet, Lilium, the Munich-based start-up behind the world's first electric jet-powered five-seater taxi, is now ...


NYC Taxi medallions show what happens when business and gov't are too close  MSNBC

Watch Stephanie Ruhle break down a story about what happens when business and government are too close and the people just trying to make it are the ones ...


Protesting Taxi Drivers Block & Paralyze Nice Airport On Cannes Film Festival Opening Day  Deadline

Nice Airport was paralyzed for much of today, one of the busiest days of the year as Cannes Film Festival attendees make their way into town. Impromptu checks ...


Inside the Taxi King’s collapsing empire, and his secret investment in the Brill Building  The Real Deal

The Brill Building was at the center of an odd sequence of events in which a prominent taxi mogul lost his entire investment.


Airbus Shares 'Alpha Two' Flying Taxis Cockpit Photos  Business Times

A glimpse of what the Airbus' flying taxi, the Alpha Two would look like was published by the the company's Vahana team showing how the cockpit would look ...


German start-up unveils flying taxi prototype  CNN

Munich-based Lilium claims its electric jets will be fully operational by 2025.


Report: Uber and Lyft’s rise tanked wheelchair access to taxis  San Francisco Examiner

A new city report details the devastating drop in on-demand rides for the disability community after the rise of Uber and Lyft.


Taxi Driver Reportedly Robbed on Binghamton's West Side  wnbf.com

City of Binghamton Police are investigating the reported early morning robbery of a taxi cab driver on the West Side.


MetroLINK announces delay of Channel Cat Water Taxi season  KWQC-TV6

MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) - The Channel Cat Water Taxi's traditional Memorial Day weekend start has been delayed due to the Flood of '19. MetroLINK made the ...


City leaders continue funding for taxi program that takes nonemergency patients to hospital  KSAT 12

A program for which the City Council approved funding through 2022 is saving time, money and is freeing up first responders in ambulances to respond to more ...


Daily service on Long Beach Transit's water taxis begins this Friday  Long Beach Post

After saying earlier this year that it was expanding weekend *service*, Long Beach Transit has announced that daily rides on its shoreline-cruising water taxis will ...


Australian Taxi Drivers Sue Uber Over Lost Wages in Class-Action Lawsuit  The New York Times

SYDNEY, Australia — Taxi drivers in Australia are suing Uber over lost income, just days before the ride-sharing giant's stock begins trading publicly in the ...


Jet-powered flying taxi unveiled following first flight  The Detroit News

German start-up Lilium aims to have a fleet of five-seat aircraft flying in cities worldwide by 2025.


Taxi Tutor Gets Aspiring Cabbies Up To Speed for Road Tests  Wall Street Journal

It's been a rough ride lately for the New York City driving industry. Taxi revenue is down a third since 2014. Uber and Lyft instituted a local hiring freeze, and ...


The People Have Spoken and Their Favorite Margarita is Mi Cocina's Mambo Taxi  D Magazine

Fun comes in many packages. Sometimes it's shoved into a box that's been wrapped with a bow. Other times it has a sexy leather interior and the power of 1,200 ...


Syracuse taxi company sued for hiring molester fired by Uber  syracuse.com

Ibrahim Aden, 34, eventually admitted unlawful imprisonment and forcible touching, the lawsuit states.


The Air Force Wants to Use Air Taxis to Rescue Troops  Popular Mechanics

The *service* thinks the same technology that would transport people in cities could get them out of tight situations in wartime.


What is the protest by French taxi drivers, driving instructors and ambulance workers all about?  The Local France

Taxi drivers caused traffic chaos around Paris on Monday morning as they blocked the peripherique ring road around the French capital as part of a joint protest ...


Lilium's electric jet taxi completes its first flight  TechSpot

Why it matters: Lilium's express goal is to create a flying transportation network, and their means of getting there is just as strange as science fiction predicted it ...


80-year-old woman in crosswalk killed by taxi in SoHo  WABC-TV

An 80-year-old woman was struck and killed by a taxi in SoHo.


Taxi drivers to demonstrate outside Uber headquarters ahead of IPO  San Francisco Chronicle

Taxi drivers in San Francisco plan to demonstrate outside of Uber's headquarters on Thursday ahead of the company's initial public offering on Friday.


Sarasota examines water taxi service  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

SARASOTA — City officials are hopeful residents and tourists will someday cruise the waterways and unclog Sarasota streets to shuttle back and forth between ...


Early Arrival: Taxi Medallion Market was Artificially Inflated Before it Burst  Documented

Monday's Edition of Early Arrival: Advocates Call for More Immigrant Program Funding — More Americans are Moving to Mexico — Stephen Miller Spars with ...


German Startup Seeks to Commercialize its Flying Taxi by 2025  NullTX

Global opinions on electric flying cars and taxis are still divided. That is only normal, as this business concept raises a lot of questions which can't be answered ...


Long Beach Water Taxis Run Seven Days A Week  Gazettes.com

Folks in Long Beach will soon be able to catch a water taxi ride any day of the week.


Taxi driver John Worboys in court accused of drugging four women in attempt to carry out sex attacks  The Telegraph

Taxi driver John Worboys has appeared in court accused of drugging four women in a bid to carry out sex attacks. The 62-year-old is said to have told his ...


Erie water taxi service launches May 18, runs through Oct. 1  GoErie.com

Water taxi will then offer *service* Thursdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m..


From air taxis to the Batmobile: The coolest and weirdest things at France's massive tech expo  CNBC

CNBC takes you through some of the coolest — and weirdest — things featured at Viva Tech 2019, one of Europe's largest tech trade shows.


Armed man steals taxi cab, leads police on chase in Prescott Valley, police say  AZFamily

PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - A man was taken into custody after he carjacked a taxi cab at gunpoint and then led police on a chase in Prescott Valley ...


Seven-member band TAXI to bring upbeat funk and jazzy improv to competition's coda  Daily Bruin

Michael Penny went from playing Guitar Hero to owning his first electric guitar at 10 years old. Penny, a fourth-year classical civilization student, will perform his ...


Man with Carlow address jailed for teenager's sexual assault during 'taxi' ordeal  Carlow Live

Young woman thought the three and a half hour ordeal 'was the end' for her.


Woman in DUI crash with bike taxi sentenced to 24 hours of community service  Live 5 News WCSC

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A woman who was caught on video hitting a bike taxi driver in downtown Charleston and was later charged with DUI has ...


Actress Han Ji Sun fined for assaulting a taxi driver and the police  allkpop

Actress Han Ji Sung, 26, has been fined 5 million KRW (4196 USD) with a year of probation for assault. According to&…


Han Ji Sun's Agency Issues Statement After Reports Of Assault On Taxi Driver  soompi

Actress Han Ji Sun's agency issued a statement regarding reports that she was violent towards a taxi driver. On May 23, Channel A released an interview with a ...


The disappearing taxi | NewsCut  MPR News

Drive down Post Road near Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and you'll see the sign of a changing economy. On the left, as you head for Terminal 2 the ...


Bosch sensors used in Skywalker’s lightsaber will keep flying taxis in the air  Digital Trends

Bosch wants to help companies make flying taxis a reality. Aviation technology is too big and too expensive to power a flying taxi, so the German firm is ...


Uber sued by thousands of Australian taxi drivers in class action  CNBC

An Australian law firm has filed a class action against Uber on behalf of thousands of taxi and chartered drivers in Australia, accusing the world's largest ...


Romanian taxi drivers launch own petition, call for rule of law  Romania-Insider.com

The federation of public transport firms in Romania (COTAR) launched a petition calling for compliance with transport.


Community voices concern, confusion in sentencing of woman in DUI crash with bike taxi  Live 5 News WCSC

Several people in the Charleston community are frustrated that a woman who was charged with DUI after hitting a bike taxi driver was sentenced to 24 hours of ...


Deep Dive: Can Ride-Hailing Apps Keep Traditional Taxis Afloat?  pymnts.com

This Deep Dive examines how the taxi industry is embracing ride-summoning and payment mobile apps to hold their own against ridesharing giants like Uber.


Passenger Followed by Taxi Driver May Have Been the Best Thing That Happened to Her  The Epoch Times

A woman was saved from jumping off a bridge by a concerned taxi driver who had dropped her off just moments prior to her suicide attempt, according to the ...


Parents leave newborn baby in taxi on way home from hospital  The Independent

A mother and father had the fright of their lives after accidentally leaving their newborn baby in the taxi that had taken them home from hospital. The pair, from ...


WATCH: This New York City taxi driver might be the world’s biggest Tiger Woods fan  Golf.com

This New York City cab driver probably cares more about Tiger Woods than you do. We've got the video to prove it.


From the Airport to the Trailhead, Moab Trail Taxi Does it All  Singletracks.com

Trail Taxi in Moab offers a distinct *service* from the regular group of shuttles. Customers like it, but some of the shuttle companies might not.


Tipping Guide Around the World - How to Tip in Germany, Paris, and Other Countries  TownandCountrymag.com

In the spirit of comfortable, pleasant, and culturally respectful travel, we've compiled a list of tipping guidelines for countries around the world. Note that in almost ...


Elon Musk hails Lilium’s 5-seater electric air taxis  The Driven

A futuristic, all-electric jet made by German company Lilium has been praised by Tesla CEO and co-founder Elon Musk. The vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) ...


NYT: Industry Leaders Helped Bury NYC Taxi Drivers Under Mountains of Debt  Democracy Now!

A new investigation by The New York Times exposes the financial schemes at the root of the New York City taxi driver crisis. The report reveals that a group of ...


St. Paul-based Green & White/Suburban Taxi suspend operations  St. Paul Pioneer Press

One of the largest taxicab companies in the metro area has apparently shut down with no notice to state regulators. Green & White/Suburban Taxi is no longer in ...


Helicopter ride-share taxi crashes in New York  CNET

The helicopter is pulled out of the Hudson River. Drew Angerer / Getty Images. One of a fleet of helicopters being used as part of Blade's ride-sharing *service* ...


Toronto water taxi company wants to run a ferry from Humber Bay Shores to downtown  Toronto Star

Alex Nosal, president of The Otter Guy, is hosting a public meeting on May 30 to discuss his proposal to run a 200-passenger, “high-speed” commuter ferry from ...


Uber, Lyft ride-hailing vehicles have more germs than taxis and toilet seats, study says  My9NJ

A new study revealed that Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing vehicles typically host more germs than rental cars, taxis — and toilet seats.


London taxi drivers hail “The Knowledge”  Marketplace.org

Taking a ride in a traditional black cab in London is usually much more expensive than using a ride-share *service* like Uber. It can cost double. But the cab ...


Hear Rita Ora’s Blissful Cover of Joni Mitchell’s ‘Big Yellow Taxi’  Rolling Stone

Rita Ora remembers the first time she saw a photograph of Joni Mitchell. “I was like, 'Who's this awkward looking girl that's got a guitar in her hand all the time?'


ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Taxi company makes big bet on EVs. Will others follow?  E&E News

Yellow Cab of Columbus, a traditional taxi company in the Midwest, is making electric cars part of a larger transformation to take on the likes of Lyft Inc. and Uber ...


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