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Get ready for driverless taxis at 25 cents a mile

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...

Cabbies Sue Uber in St. Louis Over Lost Business

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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

Some NYC taxis are getting features clearly inspired by Uber in new pilot

(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 […]

D.C. Taxicab Commission Offering Grants For More Accessible Taxis

The DCTC is offering grants to cab companies to put more wheelchair-accessible cabs on the ground. [ more › ]

Sunday Poll: The Taxicab Commission has been fighting with Uber ride sharing service. Which side do you support?

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....

Dr. Gridlock: Ron Linton, former chairman of D.C. Taxicab Commission, has died

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

L.A. to require all taxis to use 'Uber-like' mobile apps by summer

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.

Getting Around: Los Angeles Taxis Will Have a Mandatory App Starting in August

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...

City Hall wants LA taxis to become more like Uber

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.

A Government Official at the Tap of a Button

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

After surgery, taxi czar Ron Linton says he’ll be back

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 […]

More Than 1,800 Cab Drivers Have Joined Teamster Association

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 › ]

Uber Vs. D.C. Taxicab Commission: The Movie

In the new film Uber Wars, the DCTC takes on app-based car-hailing service Uber. Who will win? We may never know. [ more › ]

Judge Throws Out Nissan’s Exclusive Contract To Supply New York City’s Taxi Cabs

A New York State Supreme Court judge on Tuesday voided Nissan’s contract with New York Citys’ Taxi and Limousine Commission that would have forced taxicab operators to buy and use taxis based on the Nissan NV200 van. Judge Shlomo Hagler said that the commission “exceeded its authority” by awarding Nissan the exclusive ten year contract to supply […]

No Taxis Have Been Impounded Over Credit Card Readers

D.C. Taxicab Commission spokesperson Neville Waters said "presumably that's an indication that the majority of taxis operating have the units and those that have yet to have them installed are staying off the street." [ more › ]

Tommy Wells Takes Stance On D.C. Taxicab Commission, Twerking In Reddit AMA

Yesterday, mayoral hopeful Tommy Wells took to social media in hopes of winning over voters in the upcoming election and, well, shit got a little weird. [ more › ]

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