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Thursday October 2, 2014

Stories related to ‘cabs’

NYC #Cabs Made More Accessible for #VisuallyImpaired

NYC #Cabs Made More Accessible for #VisuallyImpaired

A new bill passed by NY City Council requires cabs be equipped with a device that reads aloud fares, extra charges and instructions for paying by credit cards. The device gives visually impaired people an accurate assessment of the fare. Councilmember Jimmy Vacca (D-Bronx) said, “A blind person has [Full Story…]

TVs In New York City Taxis Need A Boost

TVs In New York City Taxis Need A Boost

According to a recent Marist poll conducted for The Wall Street Journal recently, the vast majority of taxi riders either turn off or simply ignore the screens in the back of New York City cabs.  According to the poll, Manhattan residents lead in the numbers of people turning off the screens. [Full Story…]

Cameras to Watch Cabs in Key Bus Routes

Cameras to Watch Cabs in Key Bus Routes

The city's Department of Transportation is now working with the Taxi and Limousine Commission to use cameras to bust cab drivers who drive in the in bus lanes.  The project is starting  with the bus rapid transit routes on 34th Street in Manhattan and Fordham Road in the [Full Story…]

NY City Agency Seeks Public Input on Taxi 2.0

NY City Agency Seeks Public Input on Taxi 2.0

Earlier this week, NYConvergence posted a story about how New York's Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) is seeking ideas from the general public about what new technology should be included in the "cab of the future."  CNET further examines this story and gives a complete list [Full Story…]

New Ideas Offered for ‘Taxi 2.0′

New Ideas Offered for 'Taxi 2.0'

New York's Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) reported this week that ideas such as a Taxicard, which riders would use like a debit or credit card for cab rides, have made a list for their 'Taxi 2.0.'As part of their recent initiative asking the public to comment on things they would [Full Story…]