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General Category => General Discussion => Topic started by: Citytaxistreets on July 10, 2018, 05:44:04 PM

Title: Exchange with a council members
Post by: Citytaxistreets on July 10, 2018, 05:44:04 PM
Taxis provide a necessary service as it accepts all passengers no matter what form of payment or destination. Uber has devastated that industry and the livelihoods of those involved, taxi drivers and medallion owners who have seen their medallions plummet in value with cascading numbers of foreclosures. The city promised their rights to transport passengers via service on the street from point a to point b and reneged on that promise. We cannot neglect integrity and our promises in order to appease the pleasures of passengers who desire the comfort of rides  without the necessities of the service that taxis provide, which limit their appeal. It is up to our elected officials to be just and decent and make sure their promises are protected  , and not just be beholding to the luxury’s of passengers
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Title: Re: Exchange with a council member
Post by: YELLO on July 12, 2018, 03:46:28 PM

Response from Corey Johnson's office:

Thank you for your message below to Speaker Johnson.

Our office is responsible for processing the mail that the Speaker receives as the head of the New York City Council.

We’ll be sure to share copies of your email with the appropriate people here at the City Council, including the staff of the Council’s For-Hire Vehicles Committee, which has been working closely with the Speaker to help stakeholders in both the taxi and for-hire vehicle sectors.  

Thanks again for contacting the Speaker.  We appreciate and value your input. 


Correspondence Unit
Community Engagement Division
Office of New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson
NYC Council
Title: Re: Exchange with a council members
Post by: Citytaxistreets on July 13, 2018, 06:29:34 AM

I am not sure what a cap means for my district except that the number of Uber drivers will not continue to grow in the city. There are 75,000 Uber drivers on the city.

It makes sense to me that increasing the number of drivers does nothing for the drivers because it shrinks their income but Uber benefits regardless.
Title: Re: Exchange with a council members
Post by: YELLO on July 13, 2018, 12:41:12 PM
Response from another council member:

I couldn’t agree with you more.
Title: Re: Exchange with a council members
Post by: meter peter on July 14, 2018, 08:25:45 AM
Its been years,suicides,foreclosures no raise,new 2.50 surcharge. All talk no action. They are going to help us...yeah sure. I ain't holdin my breath.
Title: Re: Exchange with a council members
Post by: YELLO on July 17, 2018, 12:51:31 PM
Another response:

Thank you for contacting our office regarding the medallion taxi issue. The NYC Council is voting on some bills regarding this issue. Most of the information should be available by tomorrow evening or Thursday morning through the media.