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What Actually Happened to New York’s Taxi Drivers

What Actually Happened to New York’s Taxi Drivers

Update: 2019-05-2857
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In the past year, many New York City taxi drivers have fallen deeper into debt, even as the city moved to rein in ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft. Our colleague explains how the rush to blame those apps shielded those who were really behind the crisis. Guests: Brian M. Rosenthal, an investigative reporter on the Metro desk of The New York Times, and Nicolae Hent, a taxi driver in New York City.

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Comments (9)

Isaac

I hope it gets better for these Drivers so sad but its our corrupt system!

Jul 26th
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Gemma

I appreciate the blend of the factual investigative reporting and the human side of the drivers suffering these effects. I wish the best to Nicolae!

Jun 20th
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Brian Walker

I'm Michael barbbarbrrrrrrrrr!!

May 31st
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lzk222

This guy's lisp is gross

May 30th
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Felix v

Shhh. Be vewy vewy quiet, I'm hunting wabbits

May 29th
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Dany

Welcome to America! Where capital runs the government. As long you have money, there isn't a law you can't have made. Most corrupt government on the planet.

May 28th
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Mike Bonnell

We have had a similar but smaller issue in Montreal, where taxi permits cost upwards of $200,000 per. The city recently convened to refund a bit over half that amount back to the buyers. If a cabby can get a million dollar loan, surely NYC can get a bigger loan to reimburse the cabbies.

May 28th
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What Actually Happened to New York’s Taxi Drivers

What Actually Happened to New York’s Taxi Drivers