‘It’s a Godsend’: 9-Cent Taxi Rides in Rural South Korea

One county’s plan to help older, carless citizens stuck in remote villages proved wildly popular and has been copied across South Korea, revolutionizing public transportation in the countryside.

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Here’s Why Uber Prices Are Soaring and You Can’t Find a Cab

The number of drivers and for-hire cars on the streets plunged during the pandemic, frustrating those seeking rides as the city starts to recover.

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Yellow Cabs and Subways: Everything Old Is New Again

Fewer taxis are on the streets, but for many New Yorkers, cabs and subways are inspiring a nostalgic (and budget-conscious) fervor.

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Memorial Day Travel Forecast: Crowds, Traffic and Where is Our Waitress?

As Americans hit the road for the holiday, they may find things crowded, more expensive and with less staff to keep things running smoothly.

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$10,000 Flute Left in Cab Nine Years Ago Is Finally Returned

Heidi Slyker, a Boston area musician, said the disappearance had consequences beyond the mere loss of property.

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A Rough Ride for N.Y.C. Cabbies

“This business will never be good again,” said one New York City taxi driver struggling to pay off his medallion debt, which was made worse by the pandemic.

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New York to Spend $65 Million to Rescue Cab Drivers. Is It Enough?

The city will use part of the money it expects to receive in the federal stimulus package to aid drivers who fell victim to exploitative loans.

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How to (Literally) Drive the Coronavirus Away

What’s the transmission risk inside a car? An airflow study offers some insight for passengers and drivers alike.

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Autonomous Vehicles Take Another Big Leap

The Amazon-owned Zoox is unveiling an electric self-driving vehicle. But are we ready for driverless cars?

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‘Field of Broken Dreams’: London’s Growing Taxi Graveyards

Confronted with deserted streets during the pandemic, drivers are turning in their rented black cabs by the hundreds.

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Is This the Worst It’s Ever Been for N.Y.C. Cabbies?

Since the worst days of the pandemic, the parts of city life the taxi industry relies on the most have yet to bounce back.

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Pandemic Pushes N.Y.C. Cabbies to the Brink: ‘I Can’t Hold On’

While some businesses have adapted to virus restrictions, the yellow cab industry is especially suffering.

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Chinese City of Lanzhou Orders Taxi Drivers to Remove Tattoos

Officials in Lanzhou said tattooed drivers could “cause distress” to passengers. The order has revived a debate over stigmatized body art.

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Uber Is Hurting Drivers Like Me in Its Legal Fight in California

We’re in limbo as the ride-hailing company spends millions fighting a new state law.

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What Antibody Test Results Show Us

The data from 1.5 million tests confirms how deeply the coronavirus affected lower-income communities.

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Uber and Lyft Consider Franchise-Like Model in California

Under pressure to classify their freelance drivers as full-time employees, the ride-hailing companies are discussing another option.

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Thinking About Flying? Here’s What You Need to Know Now

Airplane travel is inching back, but staying safe remains a concern. Here’s how to think about approaching a trip.

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‘A Tragedy Is Unfolding’: Inside New York’s Virus Epicenter

In a city ravaged by an epidemic, few places have been as hard hit as central Queens.

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Coronavirus Decimates N.Y.C. Taxi Industry: ‘The Worst It’s Ever Been’

Drivers have contended with Uber and inflated medallion prices. Now the pandemic has caused rides to plummet by two-thirds or more.

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