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September 12, 2014

San Diego cab drivers critical of body odor test

For years, inspectors with the San Diego Regional Airport Authority run down their checklist for each cabbie, which includes proof of insurance, functioning windshield wipers, adequate tire treads, good brakes. Drivers are graded pass, fail or needs fixing. Anyone who flunks the smell test is told to change before picking up another customer.


August 12, 2013

Accessible van helps Alaskan town provide low-cost rides

The van, the first accessible vehicle to be used within the cab fleet, will be a part of a program providing rides for 50% of the usual cab fare.


October 26, 2011

Hampton Roads to use taxis for some paratransit customers

HRT estimates about 40 percent of trips, mostly at night and on weekends, will be moved to cabs, beginning in December.


August 17, 2011

Chicago area seniors, disabled to get cab ride discounts

City of Des Plaines residents who are either 65 or older or have a disability may be eligible for a new Subsidized Taxicab Voucher Program that will provide a discount of $3 on cab rides.


June 17, 2011

Clean Energy opens 2 new CNG fueling stations in Chicago

Supporting the local deployment of alternative-fueled cabs, the City of Chicago's Department of Environment has implemented a Green Taxi program, which reimburses taxi companies that purchase vehicles powered by alternative fuels or hybrid vehicles.


May 18, 2011

R.I. transit authority to buy accessible taxicabs

The 10 vehicles will help fill a service void for those that don't qualify for RIPTA's paratransit services, or do not live near the agency's bus lines.


January 10, 2011

U. of Toledo launches student taxi debit card

The cards, which have been available for a couple of months, can be used only to pay fares with Black and White cabs, including trips to the airport. It also allows a group of students to ride in a Black and White cab for one fare without the typical extra passenger fee.


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