NEW YORK, N.Y.—A State Supreme Court judge extended an injunction Jan. 17 against the state’s congestion-pricing surcharge on taxis and for-hire vehicles, preventing it from going into effect for another two weeks.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—Chanting “No more tax on drivers’ backs,” more than 100 taxi drivers protested outside Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Manhattan offices Dec. 19, in a last-ditch attempt to stop a congestion-pricing surcharge the state will levy on all taxi trips in Manhattan below 96th Street beginning Jan. 1.
NEW YORK, N.Y.—On the evening of Sept. 26, Uber driver Fausto Luna became the seventh New York City taxi driver to commit suicide in the last year, when he plunged under an A train at the 175th Street station, near his Washington Heights apartment. He was 57.