Tuesday, December 06, 2011

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.

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