News Tagged With: taxis
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August 11, 2014

D.C. cab cos. unite against ride-sharing services

Cabdrivers are joining labor unions, labor organizers and cab companies are lobbying jointly, and rival taxi executives are sharing notes and filing complaints and lawsuits, according to a report.


August 11, 2014

Cab driver accused of defrauding S.F. paratransit service

Joseph Shcop, 64, of San Francisco is alleged to have been in possession of at least five debit cards — which can be used to pay for taxi fares at a reduced rate.


July 8, 2014

Uber to drop rates to compete with N.Y. taxis

The move could spur protests from drivers as it did when Uber dropped prices in San Francisco.


March 13, 2014

Uber, Lyft ordered to cease operation in Madison, Wis.

The companies have been met with controversy because of an ordinance that requires all public transportation go through a process that includes a background check and review from the city.


December 3, 2012

Boston universities unveil taxi fare card

A new partnership between CBORD, a provider of campus card and integrated security solutions to colleges and universities, and Creative Mobile Technologies, a supplier of in-taxi media and payment technologies, allows Emerson College and Suffolk University students to pay for taxi rides using campus card funds.


November 26, 2012

Chicago kicks off wheelchair reimbursement program for taxis

The program, funded through a $1.7 million federal New Freedom grant, will reimburse expenses to convert taxicabs to accommodate wheelchairs.


October 8, 2012

Texas paratransit supplements with taxi service

A continuing shortage of bus drivers has forced EZ-RIDER, the public transportation provider in Midland and Odessa, Texas, to partner with a local taxi company to provide service to its paratransit riders.


August 27, 2012

D.C. gets wheelchair-accessible taxis

Accessibility Taxi began operating 15 new ADA-compliant MV-1 taxis in Prince George’s County, which lagged behind many other areas of Washington, D.C., in terms of wheelchair-accessible taxi service.


July 16, 2012

TransLink reverses decision to end taxi program

The original decision grew out of discussions on how to meet growing demand for custom transit services. The goal was to redirect funding from TaxiSaver to improve these services. However, customer feedback indicated that TaxiSaver provides a valuable service to those in need and is integral to making the transit system accessible.


April 16, 2012

RIPTA to offer wheelchair-accessible taxis

The new taxis are Dodge Caravan mini-vans that have been specially modified by Viewpoint Mobility to accommodate wheelchairs and scooters in the rear compartment. The taxis cost $36,744.00 each and were funded in part by over $380,000 in New Freedom grants.


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