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Fifth NYC taxi driver in five months kills himself after suffering 'financial and emotional issues brought on by comp...

Yu Mein 'Kenny' Chow, 56, an NYC taxi driver, took his own life earlier this month, making him the fifth person in the New York City profession to commit suicide in the past five months.

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Taxi, Uber Rides In Manhattan Will Soon Get More Expensive | New York City, NY Patch

Taxi, Uber Rides In Manhattan Will Soon Cost More - New York City, NY - New Yorkers will have to pay extra for trips entering, leaving or going through Manhattan starting next year.

Cabbie blamed Uber, Lyft for financial woes before hanging himself | New York Post

A yellow-cab driver hanged himself because of financial ruin that he blamed on ride-hail apps

such as Uber and Lyft — the fourth such suicide in the last four months, authorities said Wednesday.

Nicanor Ochisor, 65, was found in the garage of his Maspeth, Queens, home by his adult son on Friday, according to Richard Lipsky of the Taxi Medallion Owners and Drivers Association....

Taxi Authority’s administrator resigns amid dispute over long-hauling – Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Southern Nevada Taxicab Authority’s administrator resigned Monday amid a series of longtime disagreements with the agency’s board of directors in developing a resolution to reduce complaints about long-hauling.

New York City Seeks to Give Taxi Drivers a Boost in the Age of Uber | Observer

The city is looking to start a new pilot program that allows passengers who request taxis via apps to receive their fare pre-trip.

Lyft faces discrimination lawsuit – TechCrunch

Disability Rights Advocates, on behalf of the Independent Living Resource Center and two people who use wheelchairs, filed a class-action lawsuit today against Lyft. The plaintiffs allege the ride-hailing company discriminates against people who use wheelchairs by not making available wheelchair-accessible cars in the San Francisco Bay Area.

A man has been arrested in the death of a North Carolina taxi driver.

Winston-Salem police told local media outlets that 49-year-old Richard Dorman Webb was found dead in his cab shortly before 4 a.m. Thursday.

The door to the taxi was open and police say Webb's death is suspicious.

Sausalito taxis to face more rules to help ease traffic

Sausalito is imposing new regulations on taxi drivers

in an effort to manage downtown traffic congestion.City officials say some cabbies park on Bridgeway and leave their vehicles to seek out customers in parking lots, sidewalks or passengers as they stand in lines waiting for ferries. That helps jam traffic along Bridgeway...

‘Feast or famine’ ride demand for Uber, Lyft drivers in Lake Tahoe | TahoeDailyTribune.com

It’s been two years since the ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft launched at Lake Tahoe.

With seasonal shifts in demand, strict rules for driving across state lines and a relationship with local taxi companies that goes beyond friendly competition, the industry is still working to find its footing in the basin. Meyers resident Monika Taboada…

Our Opinion: Taxi service closure should spur Wilson to fix zany cab rules | The Wilson Times

Wilson isn’t alone in maintaining onerous rules for taxicab companies that throttle competition,

limit innovation and saddle cabbies with burdensome costs. But following other cities’ lead has taken us down the wrong path.

Blue Star Cab took its fleet off the road late last month and formally notified Wilson officials Wednesday that it had ceased operations. Ronnie Edmundson, the company’s president, blamed city regulations requiring two cabs to be in service or on call 24 hours a day despite a dearth of demand for overnight rides.

City vows to protect inspectors from harassment after ride-hailing driver’s ‘rowdy’ video

An Uber and Lyft driver’s treatment of city inspectors of ride-hailing cars has prompted the city’s director of Customer Service to send an email asserting that harassment by drivers won’t be tolerated.

Hailing The First Amendment: NYC Taxi Authority's Ad Ban Struck Down As Unconstitutional

A federal trial court laudably struck down New York City's

discriminatory ban on internal ads in rideshare vehicles, though the court could have done so on more basic, straightforward grounds.

1 taxi service left standing: Blue Star abruptly closes; Safety Cab Co. charts increase in rides | The Wilson Times

The owners of a shuttered cab company cite city regulations as the cause of a closure that has left taxi coverage in Wilson to one company.

State eyes deregulating taxis - Isthmus | Madison, Wisconsin

A bill working its way through the state legislature would overhaul the regulatory system for taxicabs, which has traditionally been left to cities and towns. But even cab companies are split on the legislation.

Livery driver blamed de Blasio for his financial ruin before City Hall suicide | New York Post

A 61-year-old livery driver posted on Facebook early Monday that city and state politicians were to blame for his financial ruin — then pulled up to the gates of City Hall and shot himself dead with a shotgun, authorities said...

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — City officials in Sioux Falls say at least five taxi companies plan to call it quits a year after the railing-hailing service Lyft arrived.

The city's licensing specialist, Jamie Palmer, says eight cab companies missed the recent deadline for renewal and five of them have informed her they won't be renewing.

Court sides with Philadelphia in taxi companies’ lawsuit | The Seattle Times

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has ruled against taxi companies in a lawsuit that accused Philadelphia of failing to regulate ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft. Philly.com reports the...

These Miami tourists were charged more than $700 (plus tip) for a taxi ride from hell

A couple was charged $777.44 for a taxi from Miami International Airport to their Hallandale Beach hotel. It was the worst — by far —of more than 100 overcharge complaints last year filed with Miami-Dade County.

Uber reaches $3 million settlement with New York drivers over fees | Reuters

Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] agreed to pay up to $3 million...

...to settle a proposed class-action lawsuit brought on behalf of 2,421 drivers in New York who accused the ride-sharing company of docking excessive fees from their fares.

Lambert says Uber, Lyft haven't hurt airport's take from parking, car rental fees so far | Along for the Ride | stlto...

But the airport says pickups by taxicabs and shared-use shuttle vans were down 19.5 percent and 15.3 percent, respectively, during the first three months Uber and Lyft operated legally at...

TNCs catch taxis in occupancy rate | Crain's New York Business

A supporter of yellow cabs recently emailed Crain's, “The city must get a handle on the growth rate of app based FHVs. As [trasnsportation consultant] Bruce Schaller wrote earlier this year, it’s unsustainable. There is no reason why this city should favor low-efficiency vehicles like Ubers which do an average of 5 fares a day and disadvantage high-efficiency vehicles like yellows that do 30 fares a day.”

Lyft users will able to sample a self-driving taxi service at CES thanks to Aptiv

Once the stuff of science fiction, the idea of a self-driving taxi service...

...is fast becoming a reality. Boston, Massachusetts-based self-driving car startup nuTonomy made headlines in 2016 when it launched the world’s first self-driving taxi service. That was in Singapore and limited to only a few streets. nuTonomy has since been acquired by Aptiv...

Uber, Lyft causes decline in taxi services

Since ridesharing companies Uber and Lyft started rolling through the streets of Monroe in September, services and revenue have decreased for taxi drivers.

Liberty cabs plan to boycott City of Buffalo on New Year's Eve over lack of Uber, Lyft rules - The Buffalo News

Were still hoping for an eleventh-hour reprieve, said Tony Farina, a spokesman for Liberty.