Thursday, April 17th, 2014
After a campaign in which he promised to ban horse-drawn carriages as one of his first official acts, Mayor Bill de Blasio is now promising to ban them by the end of the year.
The delay hasn’t stopped owners and animal-rights advocates from looking for alternatives.
Monday, April 7th, 2014
New York City’s experiment with electric taxis has been beset by problems, including long delays, technical malfunctions and a lack of willing participants.
Although the trial called for six participants, the most it has ever attracted is four, and that number dwindled down to one.
Thursday, March 13th, 2014
Only seven of the more than 50,000 taxis and for-hire vehicles on the road in New York City were electric in 2013.
Those seven include two expensive Teslas that now sit idle, three city taxis that have since been sidelined, and one cab that has to turn off its heat to save electricity.
But there’s one driver among the seven who is doing just fine in his battery-powered car at a community car service in the Bronx.
Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
Traffic safety advocates have called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to target busy Jay Street as part of his ambitious “Vision Zero” plan to eliminate traffic-related deaths in the city.