As was revealed back in June, it will be at least two years before the Nissan-designed Taxi of Tomorrow hits the road, at which point most cabs will have to be replaced with this first-ever New York-exclusive taxi. In the meantime, the city has agreed to let Ford’s runner-up entry be sold while the Nissans get up to speed.
As The Journal reports, the first 200 Ford Transit Connects are in the city and have begun making the rounds. No sooner did The Observer read about the tomorrow taxi than we saw one driving down Ninth Avenue, surrounded by all the other yellow cabs of yore. It actually doesn’t look half bad.