New York City cab drivers face depression and debt amid increased competition from Uber and Lyft

Six New York City taxicab drivers have died by suicide in recent months, sparking protests and rallies aimed at protecting drivers' wages against competition from apps like Uber and Lyft.


‘Mic Dispatch’: Trans male models and barriers to entry; exploring a rash of taxi-driver suicides

This edition looks into the barriers trans male models face within the fashion world and explores a string of New York City taxi-driver suicides amid increasing competition from ride-hailing apps.

How Uber's "sophisticated" software is allegedly duping drivers and passengers

The ride-hailing app is supposedly pocketing the difference.

This is the sneaky way Uber might be overcharging you without you realizing it

Here's why you should always compare notes — and fares — with your Uber driver.

How a new women-only cab service is helping women get around in Pakistan

Pink Taxi is trying to fill an important gap in need for women in Pakistan.

The #DeleteUber movement is still going viral — but here's what you should know about Lyft

If you're mad at the Uber CEO, Lyft has a link with Trump to consider as well.


When will the new NYC MTA fare increase go into effect?

How long do we have before the fare increase begins?

New York man charged with hate crime for placing gun to Muslim cab driver's head

Andrew Plachecki placed the gun to the taxi driver's head and called him a “motherfucking piece of Muslim shit.”

Bharathi Veerath, India's First Female Uber Driver, Was Just Found Dead

One of India's first female licensed cab drivers, Veerath was 39.

Is Uber Doing Enough to Protect Women Drivers From Sexual Harassment?

Female Uber drivers are more prone to harassment than their male counterparts.

The SleepBus Is an Inexpensive Way to "Teleport" Across California

Beam me up, Scotty.

Uber Shut Down for Hours in Paris in Protest of Government Regulations

Ride hailing is under fire in France again.

Uber Drivers in NYC Want You to Know the Truth About Uber's Latest Round of Cuts

When your prices are low, they’re the ones paying.

Here's How to Avoid Uber Surge Pricing on New Year's Eve

Here's how to avoid the dreaded Uber surge pricing on New Year's Eve.

Al Roker Says a New York City Taxi Refused to Pick Him Up Because He's Black

"This happens to folks of color every day," Roker wrote.

We Asked Parisians to Describe What They're Feeling — Here's What They Said

Mourners lit candles and posted notes at the impromptu memorial

Here's How to Avoid Uber and Lyft Surge Pricing

Patience: still a virtue.

It Cost This Cab Driver $10,000 To Learn Not To Discriminate

Maybe now he'll think twice about the way he treats his passengers.

An All-Female Taxi Driving Service Has Arrived, But There's One Major Obstacle to Overcome

This would be a welcome service for many women.

One Look at Uber Sign-Ups Reveals How Effective London's Taxi Protest Really Was

This is what an ungodly traffic jam earned London cabbies this week.

New Delhi's Taxis For Women, By Women

With high profile cases of sexual violence highlighting the difficulties Indian women face in the country's city, one woman has offered an innovative solution to both protect and empower women.

Immigration Reform 2013: O'Reilly Factor Segment Mocks Immigrant Cab Drivers

Jesse Watters, a correspondent and producer of The O'Reilly Factor, spent 4 minutes of the show blatantly making fun of cab drivers. Is this even considered journalism anymore?

New York Taxi Vote: New Yorkers Can Now E-Hail Taxis

As all New Yorkers know, finding a taxi in this urban jungle is a bit of a nightmare. Thursday, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission voted to approve e-hailing cab apps.

Black Friday 2012: The Origins of Black Friday, And How It Went From a Negative Thing to a Positive One

Black Friday got a bad name in the 1960s. But in the 1980s, retailers put a positive spin on it.


Law And Order? NYPD Officers Acquitted Of Rape Charges

After seven days of deliberations and a six-week trial, a jury found NYPD officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata not guilty of the rape of an intoxicated woman they helped one night in 2008.