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New Stand Opens For Reliable Livery Rides In Queens

Lincoln Town Cars in New York City (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Lincoln Town Cars in New York City (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - Another stand has opened for getting livery service, on the up and up.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane On The Story

The stand, adjacent to the LIRR ticket office in Jamaica, Queens, is only the latest location in the outer boroughs where you can step up and legally grab a livery cab.

But Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky is pinning his hopes on legislation awaiting a signature from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

It would allow street hails of so-called black cars in the outer boroughs, where it is often difficult to find a yellow cab.

“In Manhattan, you can hold up your hand, a car will pull over, take you where you’re going. There’s no bargaining or haggling. You know that the car is properly insured,” he told WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane.

Another livery stand location is the St. George ferry terminal on Staten Island, but Yassky says expanding transportation even more can drive economic development in outer borough neighborhoods.

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