Cuomo: Taxi Bill All But Dead

Gov. Andrew Cuomo threw cold water on a central priority of Mayor Mike Bloomberg this afternoon when he raised the threat of a veto over a plan to allow livery cars to make street pickups in the outer boroughs.

According to the governor, the problem was insuring that both livery cabs and regular yellow cabs are handicapped accessible.

“The agreement has been harder to reach than people anticipated and has gone on a long time,” the governor said to David Paterson, his predecessor in the governor’s office, and now a WOR radio host, adding that he was concerned about “The right of the disabled and the accessibility  of  the system. And that is what we have been trying to grapple with over the last few days. I am not going to have anything to do with a bill that does not respect the rights of the disabled community.” Read More

Cuomo: Taxi Bill All But Dead