Washington Square News

BREAKING: Taxi Hits Woman in Front of Weinstein

BREAKING: Taxi Hits Woman in Front of Weinstein

By Diamond Naga Siu, Deputy News Editor

April 7, 2016


Filed under News, University News

A taxi ran over a middle-aged woman in front of Weinstein Residence Hall on Thursday morning.

Get around town quick and cheap

Get around town quick and cheap

By Taylor Nicole Rogers, Staff Writer

December 3, 2015


Filed under Features

4 modes of cheap transportation to help you get around the city

SheRides necessary due to safety concerns

SheRides necessary due to safety concerns

By WSN Editorial Board

November 13, 2014


Filed under Opinion

SheRide, a car service for women with female drivers, is a necessary response to conditions that cause women feel unsafe.

[UPDATE] All-female taxi service launches today

[UPDATE] All-female taxi service launches today

By Sonja Popovic, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2014


Filed under News

A new all female taxi service, SheTaxis, is launching in New York on September 16.

Taxi services must embrace innovations

Taxi services must embrace innovations

By Kenny Lee, Contributing Columnist

September 16, 2014


Filed under Opinion

The outdated taxi industry needs the competition Uber's innovation provides.

New taxi-hailing app discontinued

New taxi-hailing app discontinued

November 5, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, News

Just six weeks after a San Francisco-based company launched a taxi-hailing app, it announced that the app has been discontinued because of issues regarding contracts between New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission and payment processing companies. Uber’s downloadable app, which was designed to pr...

New dispatch system sends taxis to disabled New Yorkers

September 21, 2012


Filed under News

Last Friday, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission launched a dispatch system in conjunction with Metro Taxi Connecticut that will provide Manhattan taxis to disabled individuals; no advance reservation is necessary and the taxicabs can be called at any time of the day. Handicapped passe...

New app Uber helps pay for taxis

New app Uber helps pay for taxis

September 19, 2012


Filed under News

A mobile app released earlier this month aims to connect yellow cab drivers with commuters who are looking for a ride by sharing their locations with one another. The app was created by San Francisco-based company Uber and will also allow for automatic credit card payment for rides. Drivers are equipped...

NYC Taxi fares see an increase of 17 percent

NYC Taxi fares see an increase of 17 percent

By Nicole Brown

September 13, 2012


Filed under News

For the first time since 2004, the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission increased the cab fare. Last May, the commission received a proposal from the yellow cab industry to increase fares as much as 20 percent. After much consideration and the commission’s vote, NYTLC agreed to raise the...

Jammed NYC Five borough taxi plan should proceed

Jammed NYC Five borough taxi plan should proceed

September 6, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Despite its current troubles in court, we support Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Five-Borough Taxi Plan, which has hit a judicial roadblock. New York City’s Taxi & Limousine Commission’s rates, which have stayed roughly stagnant since 2006, rose by 17 percent per mile on Tuesday -— a change...