NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Score one for Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The state’s highest court has upheld his five borough taxi plan. Specially licensed cabs can now cruise the outer boroughs and northern Manhattan and actually pick up fares, ending hail hassles once and for all, CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reported Thursday.
The 7 million New York City residents who live in the outer boroughs and northern Manhattan just got a ticket to ride. After a long court fight the state Court of Appeals has upheld the city’s right to start livery street hail service in areas where none has ever existed.
“Today, I am glad to say that the special interests have lost; the people have won,” Bloomberg said.