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Council Speaker Insists Uber Regulation Bill Not About Taxi Medallions

Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today asserted that proposed legislation to limit the number of new app-hail cars on the road is based on concerns over traffic congestion, pollution and labor standards—not the… 414 more words

Largest Medallion Owner Gene Freidman Appears in Court to Press for Relief

This morning, the Observer has exclusively learned, the city’s largest owner of taxi medallions, Evgeny “Gene” Freidman, will enter a courtroom in lower Manhattan to ask a judge to force Citigroup to offer some relief to the LLC that owns several dozen (estimates range from 46-90) of the 1,000 or so New York City he controls. 912 more words

The Taxi Industry Is in Total Collapse

Late last month, the Observer ran three stories chronicling the shocking and rapid decline of the traditional taxi model. That’s where owners buy the right to pick up street hails anywhere (including the airports) without a prior reservation and charge a metered rate to get from Point A to Point B. 723 more words

Uber-Predictable: New York City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez Advocates Taxi Cartel Protection Scheme, Proposes Bailout

Leading Councilman to Propose Taxi Bailout

The Observer has learned that Ydanis Rodriguez, the chair of New York City Council Transportation Committee, will join a meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 23rd in a Midtown location at which he will propose a bailout to rescue medallion owners, who have witnessed the value of their investment plummet as Uber and other ride apps disrupt the traditional taxi business. 521 MORE WORDS

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Leading Councilman to Propose Taxi Bailout

The Observer has learned that Ydanis Rodriguez, the chair of New York City Council Transportation Committee, will join a meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 23rd in a Midtown location at which he will propose a bailout to rescue medallion owners, who have witnessed the value of their investment plummet as Uber and other ride apps disrupt the traditional taxi business. 541 more words

Survey: Nearly Three-Quarters Of Area Roads In Poor Or Mediocre Condition

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Weather and neglect are taking a toll on roads in the New York City metropolitan area, according to a new survey. 218 more words

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Pols Call for Repeal of 421-A Real Estate Tax Break

Council members and tenant advocates rallied outside City Hall this morning against the 421-A tax exemption, which was created in the 1970s to encourage construction of affordable housing but which its opponents today claimed has become an incentive for market-rate development. 471 more words

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