Five Borough Taxi Plan
New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers head Fernando Mateo organized the Wednesday protest. He said it’s an unfair pressure tactic to get drivers to negotiate on a bill being considered in Albany.
The state Assembly has voted 110-28 to pass legislation to let livery drivers legally pick up passengers who hail them in the city’s four outer boroughs and northern Manhattan.
It was a switch of gears for the group — suddenly supporting the mayor’s bill to let livery cabs pick up fares in the outer boroughs after some last minute concessions from the city.