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Police Say This Guy Stole Eight Philly Taxicabs

In a nine-day period, the Philadelphia Police Department says that the man seen here stole eight Philadelphia taxicabs, all of them bearing the “215-GET-A-CAB” logo.

City Life

PPA Sells 3 Taxi Medallions — At a Discount

Good news, Philly! You’re getting more taxis! Not-so-good news, Philly! You’re only getting three of them. KYW reports that — months after they first went […]

City Life

Cab Driver Leads Police on Wild Chase

It was a banner weekend for allegedly drunk motorists in Philadelphia. First, we learned about the police officer caught driving on three flat tires. And now […]

City Life

The Price of a Philadelphia Taxi Medallion Keeps on Dropping

The taxi business apparently isn’t what it used to be in Philadelphia. The Pennsylvania Parking Authority in May will start selling cab medallions — the […]

City Life

No More Stinky, Old, Beat Up Cabs for Philadelphia?

Anyone (okay, almost anyone) who rides taxicabs in Philadelphia with any frequency knows that compared to other major cities, our cabs are pretty terrible, which […]

City Life

Introducing … Ask Liz: Your Philly Conundrums Solved

If the taxi I’m in gets into a fender-bender, do I still have to pay the fare? — D.W., Northern Liberties The Public Utilities Commission, […]

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45 Philadelphia Cab Companies Sue Uber

Uber was sued in federal court yesterday by 45 Philadelphia cab companies. In the lawsuit, the cab companies allege Uber conspired to operate a taxi […]

City

Pennsylvania Taxi Association President: UberX Is Like ISIS

At a Philadelphia Parking Authority board meeting Wednesday, Pennsylvania Taxi Association President compared UberX to ISIS. “I try to equate this illegal operation of UberX […]

City Life

The Real Deal: A Philly Cab Driver Speaks Anonymously

In the first two installments of our new anonymous interview feature The Real Deal, we spoke with a Philadelphia police officer and a SEPTA driver. […]

City Life

SheRides, and 5 More Taxi Services Philly Needs Now

For as much as I avoid driving and exercise, I take a cab maybe once a month. Although most tend to think that this is […]

City Life

State Approves Plan to Place Cameras in Philly Taxis

A state review body on Thursday approved a city plan to install cameras in every single taxi cab operating in Philadelphia. The plan, proposed by […]

City Life

Every Single Taxi in Philly Could Get a Surveillance Camera

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnED-lQedjo Philadelphia Weekly reports that the PPA wants to respond to a wave of violence against taxi drivers by installing a surveillance camera in every […]

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Actually, Philly Cabs Are Great

Early one morning in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a few months ago, I hopped in a cab and asked the driver to take me to Logan Airport, […]

City Life

Philadelphia Cabs Debut New Uber-Like Payment App

The first cab driver I asked about the new Way2Ride payment app for Philadelphia taxicabs had no idea what I was talking about. The second […]

City Life

Pennsylvania Considers Cease-and-Desist Order for Uber

We don’t hear from Pennsylvania’s Public Utility Commission all that often these days, since they ceded control of Philadelphia’s taxicabs to the Philadelphia Parking Authority […]