In this postcard from the future, Eric Spiegelman, the president of the Los Angeles Taxi Commission, envisions how automated taxicabs will fundamentally reshape the city he loves.
The Commission has authorized an emergency expansion of "shared" riding to be in effect from 12:01 a.m. Wednesday until 5 a.m. Thursday, when the Metrorail system will stay closed. This will allow a taxi driver to pick up multiple customers that are at the same location but going to different destinations.
Last year, D.C. Taxicab Commission inspectors gave out more than 10,000 tickets to drivers for hire.
The app is similar to Uber and Lyft technologies. [ more › ]
The D.C. Taxicab Commission launched the new app to bring the industry it regulates to a digital platform where it can better compete with other services such as Uber and Lyft.
The taxibots are coming. Eric Spiegelman, president of the Los Angeles Taxicab Commission, said Angelenos will one day be able to hail taxibots, or driverless taxis. The autonomous vehicles will be able to get people from place to place while bringing costs drastically down, he said. "Driverless...
Uber has been operating in St. Louis while being sued by the city's Taxicab Commission (and Uber is also suing back), but while locals continue to enjoy the ride-hailing app service, aggrieved taxi operators have joined the parade of lawsuits, the St. Show More Summary
(Reuters) – Some New York City taxicabs will switch to using GPS-based fare calculators from current metering systems under a pilot program approved on Thursday. The NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission voted to pass a measure to overhaul technology systems in 1,000 city cabs, which currently require bulky televisions and credit card readers. “It’s just […]
The DCTC is offering grants to cab companies to put more wheelchair-accessible cabs on the ground. [ more › ]
The battle between the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission, which regulates taxicabs in both St. Louis City & St. Louis County, and Uber, the ride sharing app got lots of attention last week: One day before Uber was slated to begin giving free rides through the holiday weekend, it withdrew the offer....
Ron Linton, former chairman of the D.C. Taxicab Commission credited with pushing through much needed reforms that modernized the city’s taxicab fleet, has died. He was 86.Linton stepped down from the job as head of the taxicab commission in January following after D.C. Show More Summary
All taxicab drivers in Los Angeles will be required to use mobile apps similar to Uber and Lyft by this summer, according to a measure passed by the Los Angeles Taxicab Commission this week.
Taxi drivers in Los Angeles will have to start using an Uber-style hailing app starting in August, per a decision yesterday by the Los Angeles Board of Taxicab Commissioners. The commission plans to work with existing private apps that...
The New Yorker takes a serious look at the future of Los Angeles taxicabs through the eyes of Eric Spiegelman, the president of Mayor Garcetti's taxi commission, and a believer that taxis can move into the app era.
It will begin beta testing in March of 2015. [ more › ]
Until new regulations are created. [ more › ]
by Matt Buchanan Testimony from Ashwini Chhabra, Deputy Commissioner of Policy & Planning at NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission, in 2012, on the question of hailing taxicabs with apps like Uber: “It is not the rightful function of government to protect one segment of an industry from competition from another segment. Show More Summary
The D.C. Taxicab Commission called the email a "PR stunt." [ more › ]
The head of the D.C. Taxicab Commission has been laid low in recent days by open-heart surgery, but he pledges to be back on the job soon. Ron M. Linton was released from Washington Hospital Center Monday after a double coronary bypass. Linton, 84, said he’ll be easing back into his duties over the next […]
Members of said Taxi Operators Association will hold a rally outside One Judiciary Square before the monthly D.C. Taxicab Commission meeting, presumably, to discuss their issues with the modernization requirements. [ more › ]