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81NYC about to get 2,000 more taxis... does it need them?

New York City is looking to add 2,000 more taxis to its streets, which should help transportation-challenged pedestrians hail a cab quicker. Or will it?

14NYC seeks Taxi of Tomorrow; is UniCab the answer?

A couple of years have passed now since the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) announced its search for a vehicle that would replace the taxis of New York City with something that better fits the times. The TLC created a website for creative types to submit ideas for the "Taxi of Tomorrow." One of the more interesting to come in over the last two years is something called the UniCab.

20NYC seeks Taxi of Tomorrow; is UniCab the answer?

A couple of years have passed now since the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) announced its search for a vehicle that would replace the taxis of New York City with something that better fits the times. The TLC created a website for creative types to submit ideas for the "Taxi of Tomorrow," and one of the more interesting proposals to come in over the last couple of years is something called the UniCab.

1Number of hybrid taxis to jump 10x in New York City

The AP reported Friday that New York City will soon have ten times as many hybrid taxis - 281 - cruising the streets. The city recently held an auction for permits to operate the cleaner cars in the city and, while opening bids were set at the discounted price of $320,000, the final bids were much higher, with the highest going for $554,147. It's no surprise that permits were heavily bid on, as earlier reports have said customers tip better and are more excited to ride in a hybrid. Of course, th

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