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Profound New Designs Imagine Penn Station As The Building Of The Future

While New York's Penn Station certainly doesn't look like a modern building now, it soon could be the building of the future.

NYC 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 interest

NYC 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 inter

NYC Mayor Bloomberg calls for free crosstown buses to ease traffic

If that NYC crosstown traffic is slowing you down, you might like Mayor Bloomberg's invitation to New Yorker's to come on and take a free ride. Apparently, certain crosstown buses run so slow that the Mayor wants to introduce dedicated bus lanes stop collecting fares on them in an effort to speed things up. The measure is just one of many new steps the re-electioneering Independent would like to see implemented to improve the mass transit system in the Big Apple. Other steps cal

NYC hybrid taxis double in a year. Guess which is the most popular?

Since it was decided that the entire fleet of taxis in New York City should become hybrids by 2012 less than a year ago, the number of hybrid hacks has doubled. If the city can achieve that same 200 percent increase every year it will achieve the goal. Out of 13,150 taxi medallions 1020 (just under 8 percent) of them are hybrids toda

New York Auto Show: It's donktacular! RIDES does up a taxi, skyscraper style

Say that you're RIDES Magazine and you want to celebrate the 100th anniversary of taxi cab service in New York City - what to do? Simple - take a 1996 Crown Vic (arguably better looking than Ford's current take on the Panther platform), put a lift on

Photos from Audi's parade on Park Avenue

UPDATE: Photos added from Neal M. and dc, play-by-play account from Ahmed

Lithium PT Cruiser taxi cabs planned for NYC

It seem like the most suitable laboratory for testing an advanced propulsion system is the engine bay of a New York City taxi cab, just ask Ford. Hybrid Technolgies has announced it is in negotiations with the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commision to get its lithium-ion battery-powered PT Cruisers on the streets of NYC ASAP. PTCruizer.com reports the electric cabs will sport a 600-pound, 320V battery

Segway rolling around New York Auto Show

If you're tired of walking and really don't want to risk a heart attack in one of the Big Apple's (in)famous taxi cabs--assuming you can hail one--Segway is offering an alternative.