TaxiFareFinder Photo Contest

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TaxiFareFinder has a new challenge for all of our fans: Take a picture with the TaxiFareFinder logo!…for a chance to win a TFF t-shirt!

Display the TFF logo on our sticker, printout or even on your phone screen.  Get creative – showcase the TFF logo, maybe with a taxi in the background?

We will give away 10 t-shirts during November and December to the best photos. Email it to [email protected], post it to our Facebook page or tweet at us @TaxiFareFinder.

 

Official Rules can be found here.

Create-a-Caption Monday!

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To enter, please visit our Facebook page here.

The winning caption will receive a $25 gift card to Amazon.com!

On how to play and for official rules, please click here.

Unbelievable Taxis from Around the World

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TaxiFareFinder has searched for pictures of ridiculous taxis from every country of the world and there are definitely some unbelievable cab models out there! Take a look at our eight favorite crazy taxis, some are hard to believe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Brief History of NYC Taxi Cabs

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TIME Magazine has put together an intriguing photo compilation of New York City taxi cabs throughout the years: from 1897 to the present day.  The taxi industry began in New York City in 1897 with the Electric Carriage and Wagon Company.  These twelve original electric cabs dominated the streets compared to the horse-drawn buggy traffic on the roads.

From then on, various models of taxis were introduced into the city with features ranging from sunroofs to the classic checkered cab design.  The year 1967 marks an important time in the taxi industry, when the law that all taxi cabs must be yellow was passed in an effort to make legal cabs more recognizable and safer for passengers.

Currently, New York City is in the middle of a huge switch-over to the new Nissan ‘taxis of tomorrow.’  These new taxis mark a makeover for the entire city with a completely revamped model, new color and enhanced features for passengers. Cab drivers will be required to have this model by 2013.

View the entire TIME photo gallery here.

The Search for the Perfect Yellow for NYC’s Taxi of Tomorrow

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After Nissan won the bid to design New York City’s ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ and replace the iconic yellow cabs, the company realized they had quite a project on their hands.  Nissan first asked city officials if it would be possible to design a cab in any color besides yellow, and officials declined this idea, staying true to the iconic yellow taxis. From this point, Nissan color designers viewed, tested and experimented with an unbelievable amount of yellow shades and swatches.  The project was not as simple as choosing a favorite shade among designers and city officials; much more planning and consideration was required.  The shade had to be easy and inexpensive for paint manufacturing plants and mechanics to obtain, as well as able to cover a cab’s scratches or imperfections easily.   After one year of experimenting with color design, a light and fresher yellow was decided upon and recognized as “icon-worthy” by designers.  It is the hope of Nissan to “brighten the entire New York City landscape, one yellow cab at a time.”

To read the full article on AutoBlog, click here.Check out this video on the design of the new cabs: Nissan Design Finds the Perfect Yellow for NYC’s Taxi of Tomorrow

 

Create-a-Caption Monday!

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CREATE-A-CAPTION FOR THIS PHOTO:

To enter, please visit our Facebook page here.

The winning caption will receive a $25 gift card to Amazon.com!

On how to play and for official rules, please click here.