Opponents File Suit Against NYC "Taxi of Tomorrow"

The so-called "Taxi of Tomorrow,'' a Nissan NV-200, is slated to roll out in October

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013  |  Updated 8:32 AM EDT
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Opponents File Suit Against NYC "Taxi of Tomorrow"

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Opponents of New York City's plan for a mandatory uniform fleet of yellow taxis have filed a lawsuit to block it.
 
The suit was filed Wednesday by the Greater New York Taxi Association and medallion owner, Evgeny Freidman.

  The suit claims the plan oversteps Mayor Michael Bloomberg's authority under the law.
 
Association Executive Director Ethan Gerber tells The Wall Street Journal the plan improperly forces cab drivers to buy a van they don't want and give up the hybrids that are on the road.
 
The so-called "Taxi of Tomorrow,'' a Nissan NV-200, is slated to roll out in October.
 
The city called the group's latest lawsuit "another misguided attempt'' to deprive New Yorkers of a safest and comfortable custom-built new taxicab.
 

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