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Take the TLC Taxi Survey

In response to our earlier post about a proposal to allow metered livery cabs to pick up curbside hails in Brooklyn and other “outer boroughs”, Allan Fromberg of the TLC has asked BHB readers to take a survey of taxi usage which will “help us craft the plan in a way that really reflects the […]

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TLC Ponders Allowing Livery Cab Hails in Brooklyn

Under consideration by the City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission, headed by Brooklyn Heights resident David Yassky, is allowing livery cabs with taxi meters installed to respond to street hails in the “outer boroughs” (which, yes, includes Brooklyn) while continuing to prohibit this in Manhattan.

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Can’t Get a Cab to Brooklyn? “Destination Discrimination” Priority for TLC

We noted last October that there may be more than the usual hassle getting a cab to go from Manhattan to Brooklyn these days. According to the Times City Room Blog, the Taxi and Limousine Commission saw a 38% increase, from the last six months of 2009 to the same period in 2010, in complaints […]

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Cabbies Refusing Brooklyn Fares?

There’s speculation that cab drivers are refusing Manhattan to Brooklyn trips, possibly because of traffic delays caused by work on the Brooklyn Bridge. Gothamist: Have you been having trouble getting a taxi from Manhattan to Brooklyn recently? The Post has, and if the Post has a problem, them everyone must be having a problem. They […]

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