taxis

News

In a piece of news that leaves me feeling warm with excited relief, Uber wants to kill surge pricing. However, for the people making their livelihood driving for Uber, the reaction is quite different.

While surge-pricing – the act of increasing rates during popular times — has been the scourge of many Uber users,… READ MORE »


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New York City officials are updating harassment rules to spell out exactly what taxi and hire car drivers can’t do—like make sexual suggestions, touch, be touched by, or ejaculate on passengers. Read more on Newser…READ MORE »


Tech

Ever have the urge to be magically transported to a mystery drinking establishment so that you can feel like you’re waking up from a blackout but like, in reverse? Well then, here is the app for you!

The cool new app was built by Tyler Swartz and takes info from Yelp and then… READ MORE »


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PornHub’s extraordinarily inoffensive Times Square billboard has been taken down. [Jezebel]
Find out 14 new things about Margaret Atwood. [Buzzfeed]
Read about the scary gender and power dynamic of cabs. [Feministing] … READ MORE »


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Only 170 of New York City’s 46,000 taxi drivers are women, according to the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission. “Because of security concerns and the solitude involved, driving a taxi is less attractive to women,” said Alfred LaGasse, executive director of the Taxicab, Limousine and Paratransit Association. In other countries, women have begun working as… READ MORE »