No Resolution on Livery Cab Bill: Cuomo

The bill would grant livery cabs the right to pick up street hails in the underserved outer boroughs and northern Manhattan.

Thursday, Dec 8, 2011  |  Updated 8:42 AM EDT
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says talks have failed to resolve legislation to allow livery cabs to legally pick up street hails in parts of New York City.     

A bill passed by the Legislature would grant livery cabs the right to pick up street hails in the underserved outer boroughs and northern Manhattan.     

The franchise is held by the city's 13,000 yellow medallion cabs, which have that exclusive right and have been reluctant to share it.     

The governor says significant remaining issues include the percentage of livery and new medallion taxis that should be accessible to the disabled and whether livery cabs can pick up at airports.     

He says talks Wednesday failed to resolve the issues, and without agreement he will veto the bill and they can try again early next year.     

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