livery cabs

TLC lets liveries pick up passengers
News Billy Rennison 4/25/2012 at 11:55AM

Livery cabs have received the green light to begin picking up street hails, a decision that has many yellow taxi drivers red in the face. The decision was passed 7-2 by the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission on Thursday, April 19. “We’re seeing the birth of a wholly new service today that will allow communities [...]

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Bill would expand taxis to outer boroughs
News Michael Pantelidis 1/25/2012 at 12:14PM

The New York City Assembly recently “hailed” legislation that may prove “golden” for livery cabs. The bill — passed on January 23 and carried by Assemblymember Carl Heastie from the Bronx — will allow the city to issue 18,000 hail accessible inter-borough licenses (HAIL), which permit livery cab drivers to pick up pedestrians. Twenty percent [...]