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Ron Blount, president of the Taxi Workers Alliance of Pennsylvania, at right, testifies.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

All Philadelphia Taxicabs Will Get Security Cameras

“If people know that their face is going to be shown on KYW or CBS, they’re less likely to assault these drivers,” said the president of the Taxi Workers Alliance.

07/24/2014

(New regulations for security cameras and for wheelchair accessibility in Philadelphia taxicabs were approved by the Philadelphia Parking Authority.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

45 New Philadelphia Taxi Medallions OK’d For Wheelchair-Accessible Cabs

The Philadelphia Parking Authority also approved new rules requiring two security cameras in every taxicab.

06/12/2014

(File photo by KYW's Hadas Kuznits)

45 New Philadelphia Taxis Will Include Wheelchair Accessibility

Philadelphia is now one step closer to having wheelchair-accessible taxicabs available.

04/29/2014

(Ed Grose of the Greater Philadelphia Hotel Association testifies before City Council about taxicab access for handicapped people.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Taxi Regulators Urged To Widen Access For Handicapped

But members of Philadelphia City Council found no easy answers.

02/25/2014

(credit: Melony Roy)

Philadelphia Tourism Agency Uses Social Media To Promote City At Home And Abroad

The Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau launched two social media campaigns for the month of November designed to promote the city here and across the pond.

11/16/2013

(Taxi drivers sign up to testify at a hearing on driver safety conducted by the Philadelphia Parking Authority.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Taxi Drivers Plead For Better On-The-Job Protections

Since May, when one taxi operator was murdered in West Philadelphia, other drivers have been stabbed, choked, beaten, threatened, and shot.

09/18/2013

(Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Cab Drivers Demand In-Cab Cameras To Deter Assaults

Ronald Blount, president of the Taxi Workers Alliance of Pennsylvania, led a noontime rally of about 100 cabbies at 31st and Market Streets on Friday.

05/10/2013

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