2011-01-27 / Letters/Opinion

What's Your Opinion?

QUESTION: The mayor wants to allow some livery cabs to accept street hails in Brooklyn and the other outer boroughs where yellow cabs are few and far between. Do you think it's a good idea or would it hurt business for drivers who've invested a lot of money into their taxi medallions? Briefly explain.
Compiled by Bill O’Neill




“I think it’s a good idea. It’s safer for the citizens to get more options for cab service. And in the center boroughs, it’s really needed. More service is better for the people of New York.” –Felicia Garcia, The Bronx “I think it’s a good idea. It’s safer for the citizens to get more options for cab service. And in the center boroughs, it’s really needed. More service is better for the people of New York.” –Felicia Garcia, The Bronx

“I guess it’s good. The livery cabs are in business to make money, too. And if there’s a demand for it, which there is in Brooklyn, why not?” –Nikol Zrihen, Canarsie “I guess it’s good. The livery cabs are in business to make money, too. And if there’s a demand for it, which there is in Brooklyn, why not?” –Nikol Zrihen, Canarsie

“It’ll hurt business for the taxi medallion people. It brings people into the business who are not really regulated. It’s also a safety issue. The medallion cabs are safer, because they’re regulated.” –Marc Bostic, Canarsie “It’ll hurt business for the taxi medallion people. It brings people into the business who are not really regulated. It’s also a safety issue. The medallion cabs are safer, because they’re regulated.” –Marc Bostic, Canarsie

“It puts the yellow cabs out of business. Not only are the livery cabs going to the outer boroughs, but they will take away business from the yellow cabs in Manhattan.” –Emeterio Hodge, The Bronx “It puts the yellow cabs out of business. Not only are the livery cabs going to the outer boroughs, but they will take away business from the yellow cabs in Manhattan.” –Emeterio Hodge, The Bronx

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