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In NYC, a New Obstacle to the ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’

Feb 11, 2013
(New York Times)

New York City’s attempt to reimagine its taxicab experience, perhaps the least divisive of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s legacy-making transportation efforts, now appears to be the most at risk.

The so-called Taxi of Tomorrow, a nearly complete redesign of the modern taxi, would be the first since the age of the Checker cab. Now, that is imperiled.

A recent suit filed by the Greater New York Taxi Association challenges that the Taxi of Tomorrow plan violates a little-known section of the city’s administrative code because the vehicle, a Nissan NV200, is not a hybrid.