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NYC taxi chief wants e-hail apps approved

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Outgoing Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky on Thursday said he will hold a vote to approve rules for e-hail apps next month, before Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio takes over City Hall.

Yassky was pleased with the results of a three-month TLC study of the e-hail pilot program that showed nearly 55,000 people requesting a taxi using the app more than 233,000 times. A quarter of e-hail...

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Yellow taxis to promote Super Bowl

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(Credit: The Taxi and Limousine Commission backed Super Bowl promotions for taxis (courtesy of TLC))

Up to a thousand New York City yellow taxis are going to help kick off the Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium by draping their cars with football ads.

The Taxi and Limousine Commission approved the initiative to slap a Super Bowl design on the vehicles' trunk, hood and roof, even though Commissioner David Yassky said he has rejected about a dozen similar requests as "visual clutter."

But...

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