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Amazon's New Delivery Tool: Taxis?

Company tested cabs as delivery vehicles in LA, San Francisco

(Newser) - Amazon is so determined to get your order to you quickly, it wants to use drones —but it's also considering a decidedly more old-fashioned delivery method: taxis. In San Francisco and LA, the company recently tested using cabs as delivery vehicles, sources tell the Wall Street Journal . Amazon... More »

Boston Cabbies Must Pay Bribes to Drive

'Globe' investigation finds that drivers have to shell out cash to get keys

(Newser) - If you hail a taxi in Boston, your wallet is going to take a hit, and now the Boston Globe explains part of the reason why: Drivers have to pay bribes and all kinds of other hidden expenses to fleet owners if they want the privilege of driving. No payout,... More »

Smartphone Apps Will Soon Hail NYC Cabs

City taxi commission testing new service

(Newser) - Raising your arm and yelling "taxi!" is the old-fashioned way to nab a New York City cab. Soon, all you'll need is a smartphone app. New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission today approved a pilot program allowing riders to "e-hail" yellow cabs, starting Feb.... More »

NYC Taxi Medallions Sell for Whopping $1M Each

They were purchased for $80K each

(Newser) - If you’re looking for a good return on your investment, consider New York City taxicabs. Two taxi medallions, which you need in order to operate a cab, were sold yesterday for the record-breaking amount of $1 million each. Considering the first batch of medallions went for $10 ($157.50... More »

Cabs Go Green in New York

Bloomberg plans for all taxis to be hybrids by 2012

(Newser) - Every New York City taxi cab will be an eco-friendly hybrid in five years, Mike Bloomberg declared today. And by next year all new taxis will have to meet mileage and emissions standards. Cabs will turn green as part of the mayor's wider sustainability plan for the city, which is... More »

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