Governor Cuomo Announces Outer Borough Taxi Agreement Under the plan, the city will sell 18,000 permits allowing livery cab drivers to pick up passengers north of 96th Street in Manhattan and in the outer four boroughs.
Taxi And Limousine Commission Considers Change To Cab Roof LightsTwo lights are on the roof of every yellow taxi in the Big Apple. Some passengers, especially visitors, have complained about this set-up, and repeatedly try to hail unavailable cabs.
Taxi Workers Alliance Has A Change Of Heart On Mayor's Livery Cab BillIt 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.
Livery Cab Plan Meets Opposition From Yellow Taxi Drivers Some cabbies said Mayor Bloomberg's proposal of allowing some livery cabs to accept street hails in the outer boroughs would adversely affect them.