It’s illegal for livery cabs to accept street hails, but many do so anyway. Drivers say the law was rarely enforced until this year.READ MORE: Wild Edge Rangers To Spoil Lundqvist Jersey Retirement
New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers head Fernando Mateo organized the Wednesday protest. He says it’s an unfair pressure tactic to get drivers to negotiate on a bill being considered in Albany.READ MORE: TIMELINE: Nor'easter Could Bring More Than A Foot Of Snow To Long Island & Jersey Shore; Up To 8 Inches To NYC
The law would allow livery cabs to pick up passengers from the street in the outer boroughs and northern Manhattan. That has outraged yellow taxi drivers who say the value of their expensive medallions could plummet because of new competition.
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