Cuomo Wants All New NYC Taxis to be Accessible
See this story from the Daily News, which begins:
Gov. Cuomo will veto a bill to allow livery cabs to pick up street hails unless it is amended to require that every medallion in a new batch of yellow cabs be specifically for taxis accessible to the disabled, the Daily News has learned.
The bill — passed in June and backed by Mayor Bloomberg — would permit the 30,000 livery cars in the city to pick up passengers on the street, as opposed to just serving customers who call ahead for a ride.
The bill also calls for the Taxi and Limousine Commission to sell up to 1,500 new yellow cab medallions, with 569 of those cabs being accessible to disabled riders.