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NYC Taxi Drivers Protest Crackdown On Livery Cabs

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.


New York City taxis are parked on Washington Avenue outside the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Tuesday, June 21, 2011. (credit: Mike Groll/AP)

Cabbies Rally Against Livery Drivers Picking Up Fares Outside Manhattan

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.