Muslim Cab Driver Alleges Assault By Guy Pissed About Boston Bombings

A Somalian-born Muslim cab driver, who also happens to be a U.S. Army Reserve veteran of the Iraq War, says that one of his recent customers, a man furious over the Boston Marathon bombings, broke his jaw during a disagreement in Northern Virginia. » 5/01/13 1:13pm 5/01/13 1:13pm

Watch New York's Best Taxi Driver Sing The Sexy Taxi Song

Ever take a taxi cab ride and say to yourself, "You know, this is all fine and dandy, but it's just not sexy enough?" I know I have. An unsexy ride in a taxi cab can ruin your whole day. Fortunately, one hero in New York has a solution to this problem: the Sexy Taxi Song. » 3/13/13 10:43am 3/13/13 10:43am

How A New York Taxi Company Killed The Electric Car In 1900

New York City is proud of its six upcoming Nissan Leaf cabs, but more than a hundred years ago an all-electric fleet of taxis served the city using technology that even today would still be considered cutting edge. » 1/25/12 12:00pm 1/25/12 12:00pm

The Nissan Leaf is New York City’s newest taxi

Starting in Spring 2012, six Nissan Leaf electric cars will begin service as regular cabs in New York City, bringing all-electric driving to the busy metered masses of Manhattan. It's part of a test program to see how all-electric vehicles fare as taxis with further electrification of the New York City taxi fleet to… » 12/26/11 8:00am 12/26/11 8:00am

New Yorker gives away a day of weird free cab rides

Filmmaker Mark Malkoff knows the recession's tough on everyone so he rented a cab for a day to give a handful of New Yorkers a free ride. The only catch was you had to take a cab with a small, strange man with a love for Tony Danza. » 9/29/11 12:30pm 9/29/11 12:30pm

New York City approves Ford Transit Connect for taxi service anyway

In two years, New York City's taxicabs are scheduled to switch into fugly Nissan commercial vans. Until then, it's a hodgepodge — one that grew today to include the Ford Transit Connect van, the Nissan's chief competition. » 7/21/11 2:00pm 7/21/11 2:00pm

What Smog Over Santiago Looks Like

Like Los Angeles, Chile's capital is particularly prone to generating dense low-level smog. Santiago smog is not a meteorological abstraction but something you can easily see from a plane window. » 1/03/11 4:00pm 1/03/11 4:00pm

Bronx Police Bust Dozens Of Fake Cabbies

Police say dozens of fake cabdrivers in New York's borough of the Bronx were nailed for picking up passengers in unsafe, unlicensed and uninsured cars. What tipped law enforcement off? These cabbies were friendly, helpful and drove safely. » 10/21/10 8:30am 10/21/10 8:30am

This Woman Hailed A Cab, Stripped Naked, Then Stole It

This is Jennifer Gille. Early Sunday, the 29-year-old hailed a cab in New Orleans, then tried to order a ride home to Michigan. When the cabbie refused, she stripped naked and stole the cab. No beads for her! » 9/16/10 9:00am 9/16/10 9:00am

The Crazy Taxis Of Future Past

Few things are more fascinating than the unrealized dream. In the 1930s, one man tried to reinvent the taxicab, only to disappear into obscurity. Daniel Strohl of Hemmings Blog takes this look at his plans. —Ed. » 7/05/10 12:00pm 7/05/10 12:00pm

NYC Cyclist Gives Cab-Hailing Tourists A High Five

Typically an act of frustrating desperation, a cyclist has turned hailing a New York City cab into a congratulation. He's probably trying to get people to think about cycling instead of taxis, but really he's just scaring commuters and tourists. » 9/30/09 12:20pm 9/30/09 12:20pm

Tehranopnik: The Cars And Car Culture Of Iran

Home to a disputed election, 70 million people and twice as many barrels of cheap oil, Iran has cars aplenty. Meet Paykans, Miniators and Italian exotica—plus the gutsy female drivers of the Islamic Republic. » 6/18/09 4:30pm 6/18/09 4:30pm

New York City Cabbies Gouged Us Yesterday More Than Usual

Yeah, so one of us had the unfortunate need to take a cab from LaGuardia to the city yesterday in the midst of a two day cab strike over GPS systems in the lovely city of apples that are big. After seeing the traffic levels ahead of us on the Triborough Bridge, we decided it'd be best to just stop at an Astoria subway… » 9/07/07 10:30am 9/07/07 10:30am