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General Discussion / Re: Medallion Sales
« on: January 16, 2018, 05:13:30 PM »
This leaves two questions:

What do these "Hedge Fund" people know that makes them want to buy? To me this is a good sign. Why would any body invest anything if there was no future to it gaining?

and

When and under what circumstances will there be financial institutions willing to lend?


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General Discussion / Re: Medallion Sales
« on: January 16, 2018, 04:53:51 PM »
5 Medallions sold for $875,000 or $175,000 per medallion  https://t.co/qhGsFjTXo3

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General Discussion / Re: Riding over cobblestones
« on: January 14, 2018, 08:30:13 PM »
You're right. They are wrong and they know it.But for what ever reason they don't care....What's so hard to see. This is what the reality is! How do you get what is right to win? This has been the question all along! No one has the answer. The courts have been blinded. Why?

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General Discussion / Re: Where is everybody?!!!!!!
« on: January 14, 2018, 09:36:31 AM »
I'm Here

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General Discussion / Mike and Abe Show 1-11-18 Now on Line
« on: January 10, 2018, 09:34:04 PM »
http://www.nyctaxinews.com/talk_shows/

Mike and Abe
Talk about Access a Ride
Did Travis steal our money?
Crain's Article "Wishful Thinking"
And More

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General Discussion / Re: I Wonder Whos Behind THIS...??...!!!!
« on: January 08, 2018, 05:27:37 PM »
The video is dated Nov 2 2016.....Funny we are now seeing it....But good that we are!

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General Discussion / Re: We might as well start taking about this
« on: January 07, 2018, 07:42:45 PM »
I want a trial by jury by my peers.

So do I. For some time I thought we would get it....I don't see that happening as of now. I hope I'm wrong.

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General Discussion / Mike and Abe 1-5-18 Now on Line
« on: January 05, 2018, 07:09:47 AM »
http://www.nyctaxinews.com/talk_shows/

Mike and Abe
Talk about Apps in Taxis
Congestion Fix

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General Discussion / Re: so they need to pay us
« on: December 28, 2017, 02:52:49 PM »
I predicted many years ago this would happen. I should have listened to myself!

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General Discussion / Re: We might as well start taking about this
« on: December 28, 2017, 02:51:16 PM »
I think it is extremely important. It could right the wrong. Does anyone know when it is coming?

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The city worked fine before UBER and the others invaded.....What part of this is not understood by the people that run the city and regulate the FHV's?

They should have never been allowed to operate in mid town? They know it but continue to do nothing about it. Something has to give! It can't continue like this forever.


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General Discussion / Re: Empty Seats Full Streets-Shaller Consulting
« on: December 25, 2017, 11:00:10 AM »
It's not Shaller's job to promote anything. He's just a statistician. But you are right about if more people used yellow apps there would be less Black cars. This is why the second yellow car would work if we would promote ourselves. It up to us to do the promoting.

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General Discussion / Mike and Abe will Return Next Week
« on: December 24, 2017, 12:16:26 PM »
Show Postponed for Xmas will return next week

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General Discussion / Re: Empty Seats Full Streets-Shaller Consulting
« on: December 22, 2017, 12:02:55 PM »
Disagree,  Ehail is part of our future ,  itíll take fares from Uber

I agree with Citytaxistreets..

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General Discussion / Re: Arro and Curb
« on: December 20, 2017, 09:23:20 PM »
WOW!!!

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General Discussion / The Salem Plan
« on: December 20, 2017, 05:47:40 PM »
The Salem Plan - How to remonetize taxi medallions and maximize the utility of for hire vehicles"

www.nyctaxinews.com/salem_plan.pdf

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General Discussion / Taxi Dave 12-17-17-Great News on Tonights show
« on: December 17, 2017, 09:45:49 PM »
http://www.nyctaxinews.com/talk_shows/smartphone/

Carolyn brings some great news to the show


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General Discussion / Mike and Abe Show 12-17-17 Now on Line
« on: December 17, 2017, 05:04:56 PM »
http://www.nyctaxinews.com/talk_shows/

 
Mike and Abe Talk about
WAV Drivers
Upcoming Medallion Auction

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General Discussion / Re: Riding over cobblestones
« on: December 17, 2017, 04:07:24 PM »
It's true but they won't listen!  They know but they don't care.

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General Discussion / Re: We might as well start taking about this
« on: December 16, 2017, 06:13:13 PM »
I forgot, I thought it was decided!  Wow....Perhaps more was said and we got our point across.

I'm so depressed over all this that I forgot it was still open......Should I keep my head high and believe we can really win in the end? Is there anyone out there that will do right and give us our due? Is it really possible?

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General Discussion / Re: We might as well start taking about this
« on: December 16, 2017, 04:28:26 PM »
Are we playing 20 Questions? A decision on what?

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General Discussion / Re: We might as well start taking about this
« on: December 16, 2017, 02:50:12 PM »
Fill us in....What are you referring to?

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General Discussion / Re: 2nd car
« on: December 16, 2017, 10:39:00 AM »
Some of my drivers are making as much as ever, strong day men and wise night drivers are doing good

To this I agree 100%

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General Discussion / Mike and Abe are Back 12-13-17
« on: December 13, 2017, 09:03:47 AM »
http://www.nyctaxinews.com/talk_shows/

Mike and Abe
Talk about Apps and Extra Yellows

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General Discussion / Re: Now and in the future
« on: December 07, 2017, 06:42:13 PM »
Line 30


       A. 8691                             8
    1  twenty percent requirement provided in subdivision (b) of  section  five
    2  of  this  act  must  be met prior to the issuance of any additional HAIL
    3  licenses.
    4    (c)  The disabled accessibility plan shall be prepared in consultation
    5  and cooperation with disability rights advocates and other  stakeholders
    6  and  shall  be  submitted to the council of the city of New York for its
    7  comments, which comments shall be considered by the  TLC  prior  to  its
    8  submission  to  the New York state department of transportation. The New
    9  York state department of transportation may recommend changes or  amend-
   10  ments  to  the  TLC  as  a condition of its approval and must approve or
   11  reject the disabled accessibility plan within sixty days  of  submission
   12  by  the  TLC.  The city of New York, acting through the TLC, and the New
   13  York state  department  of  transportation  are  hereby  authorized  and
   14  empowered  to take such actions as are necessary and desirable to imple-
   15  ment the provisions of this section, subject only to the procedures  and
   16  limitations  set  forth  in  this  section, and shall not be required to
   17  engage in any review provided for by any provision of  law  or  make  or
   18  obtain any determination not expressly required by this act.
   19    (d)  The TLC shall not be permitted to issue more than four hundred of
   20  the taxicab licenses authorized to be issued pursuant to this act  until
   21  this  plan  is  approved by the New York state department of transporta-
   22  tion.  Upon such approval by such department, the issuance by the TLC of
   23  more than four hundred taxicab licenses pursuant to this act  shall  not
   24  be affected by the pendency, the final determination or other outcome of
   25  any  action  or  proceeding  to  which  the New York state department of
   26  transportation or its commissioner is a party that seeks to challenge or
   27  invalidate the approved disabled accessibility plan or any portion ther-
   28  eof.
   29    S 11. Notwithstanding any of the foregoing it shall remain the  exclu-
   30  sive  right  of  existing  and future taxicabs licensed by the TLC as a
   31  taxicab to pick up passengers via street hail in such areas of the  city
   32  of  New  York wherein HAIL license holders are prohibited from accepting
   33  such passengers. All vehicles licensed by the TLC as taxicabs  shall  be
   34  permitted to pick up passengers via street hail from any location within
   35  the  city  of New York unless the pick-up of passengers is prohibited by
   36  law. No driver of any for-hire vehicle shall accept a  passenger  within
   37  the  city  of  New  York by means other than pre-arrangement with a base
   38  unless said driver is operating either a (i) taxicab licensed by the TLC
   39  with a medallion affixed thereto, or (ii) a vehicle with  a  valid  HAIL
   40  license  and said passenger is hailing the vehicle from a location where
   41  street hails of such vehicles are permitted.
   42    S 12. Section 1280 of the tax law  is  amended  by  adding  seven  new
   43  subdivisions (o), (p), (q), (r), (s), (t) and (u) to read as follows:
   44    (O)  "HAIL  VEHICLE" MEANS A FOR-HIRE VEHICLE HAVING A TAXIMETER AND A
   45  TLC-SANCTIONED TRIP RECORD SYSTEM, LICENSED BY THE TLC TO CARRY  PASSEN-
   46  GERS FOR HIRE AND AUTHORIZED TO ACCEPT HAILS FROM PROSPECTIVE PASSENGERS
   47  IN  THE  STREETS  OF  THE  CITY,  PROVIDED THAT SUCH AUTHORIZATION SHALL
   48  PROHIBIT THE PICK-UP OF PASSENGERS BY STREET HAIL  AT  AIRPORTS  AND  BY
   49  STREET HAIL OR PRE-ARRANGED CALL IN MANHATTAN SOUTH OF EAST NINETY-SIXTH
   50  STREET  AND  SOUTH  OF WEST ONE HUNDRED TENTH STREET, OR IN SUCH AREA AS
   51  THE TLC SHALL BY RULE PROHIBIT PURSUANT TO THE CHAPTER OF  THE  LAWS  OF
   52  2012 WHICH ADDED THIS SUBDIVISION.
   53    (P)  "FOR-HIRE  VEHICLE" MEANS A MOTOR VEHICLE CARRYING PASSENGERS FOR
   54  HIRE IN THE CITY, WITH A SEATING CAPACITY OF TWENTY PASSENGERS OR  LESS,
   55  NOT  INCLUDING  THE DRIVER, OTHER THAN A TAXICAB, COACH, COMMUTER VAN OR
   56  AN AUTHORIZED BUS OPERATING PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE  PROVISIONS  OF  LAW.

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General Discussion / Re: Now and in the future
« on: December 07, 2017, 02:40:05 PM »
You're correct. Where do you see this? Can you give us a link?

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General Discussion / Re: Damning Proof
« on: December 06, 2017, 02:58:44 PM »
We always knew that! So, did the people that let them run over us!

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General Discussion / Cash Cab
« on: December 05, 2017, 04:53:55 PM »
Just watched the return of Cash cab on The Discovery Channel. I wonder what the story is on why they revived this great show and great promotion for the Yellow Industry? They should have a few of these taxis out there. That would get a lot of attention!

Here is a photo of myself and Ben Baily the host of the show. This photo was taken in about 2008 at a TLC event I was invited to:

Click to enlarge.....

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General Discussion / Re: Whaaa whaaa whaaaa ....;P
« on: December 02, 2017, 06:53:06 PM »
We are doing all we can! Or are we?

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General Discussion / Re: Can Uber ever make money
« on: December 02, 2017, 06:52:24 PM »
Uber the company may never be profitable. But the private stock holders sure did a great job of stealing our medallion value. We can't sell a medallion but they can sell their private stock for millions!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I think having a web site that shows how many yellows are on the road at any given time is a great idea. How can that be achieved?

I also  think publicity is as important as any other idea. Perhaps inexpensive pamphlets can be produced and volunteers can hand them out to people at the bus station and airports and the train station.

The entire general public has to somehow know that taxis have Apps. This would help those who say they can't find a taxi. The extra taxi for each medallion should be specifically for App calls. 

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Not so fast peter!

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TMODA-Count me in!

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UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL- ALL PARTIES SHOULD GET TOGETHER AND BE ONE. WE MUST FIGHT SIDE BY SIDE. 

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General Discussion / Mike and Abe Show 11-26-17 now on line
« on: November 26, 2017, 01:23:39 PM »
http://www.nyctaxinews.com/talk_shows/

Mike and Abe Talk about
Uber Hack
How to make industry healthy
Seniority on Hack Licenses
and More

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Concerning how people will get in touch without posting personal contact information you can send it to me and I can relay it to whom you want to contact.  Email
nyctaxinews@aol.com

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I have reconfigured this message board so 100 posts can be on one page. This is to eliminate any confusion. So if you think you missed anything re read the posts.

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I'm not in NY but if I can be Skyped in I'm there.

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Yes, the medallion going up is the objective. What I have listed are vital steps toward that goal.

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Who's holding the money? Has a legal fund been established? I would suggest that those of you in NY who want to organize hire legal assistance to find out how this is done legally. Also, what are the objectives of the fund? All of this has to be in writing and registered. You can't just ask for money.

Here are my suggestions for what the objectives should be, others should list others they can think of.

1.Return taxi rates along with the Curb and Arro Apps on all taxi doors.
2.Encourage that there be one app for all taxis.
3.Pass city council Intro 1740 for the additional car per medallion
4.Public out reach to encourage more ridership and request of Intro 1740 be passed
5. Demand that only Medallion taxis can pick up in the exclusionary zone that was established with the Borough taxi law. East side south of 96th Street and west side South of 110th Street.
6. A Fare Increase to adjust to the Consumer price index that has gone up 10% since the last increase in 2012
7. Removal of partitions and the very much hated "Taxi TV"


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If $1000 was collected from 13000 taxis that would equal $13,000,000 

That would mean that not only individual owners have to put up $1000 each but fleet owners would have to match this with 1000x the number of taxis.

Doable? yes. Likely? Not very.

How do you unite all of the segments of the yellow industry for something like this?

May be it can be done for less money? How much would actually be needed?  How can this happen? Who will be in charge? Who will hold and distribute the money to get it done?

Who has the knowledge to get it done?

Answer those questions for real and may be it can happen, Other wise it is just wishful thinking!


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So this is a great idea. How are we going to fund it?

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I see thee are many people that have read this and the other messages. You all know who you are. But I'm the only one who has commented. Why have all of you others not commented or registered to comment? Don't want to register? email: nyctaxinews@aol.com  Tell us why? Can you at least do that? 

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https://youtu.be/jo8FxCgy21A

Great show. We all know the truth and this show correctly states it.  That so, all that can be said is that if the Government isn't providing the solution then the Government is part of the problem!

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General Discussion / This Message Board-The Process of Contributing
« on: November 17, 2017, 08:43:00 PM »
To all those reading this board and not participating:

USE IT OR LOSE IT....................THE CHOICE IS YOURS..................ONE CLICK AND IT'S GONE

If you are not participating because of what you may think is difficult to register, the purpose of the registration process is for protecting from spammers, of such there are thousands. So, I, as administrator, must check out if you are one of them. You can first email me and tell me what your purpose is and I will have an easier time to approve you,  nyctaxinews@aol.com  We need your input! We are not getting it form the hundreds of readers to this board, only a few have been doing so.
 

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checked online

So where does this leave us?   We need a decision.

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There is no ruling yet!!!!

Do You know that? I haven't heard one way or the other...

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General Discussion / Re: We need To Have the Apps on Taxi Doors
« on: November 13, 2017, 02:42:55 PM »
We need for the public to know that the Apps are available.....More don't know than do know!!!

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The appeals court screwed us. They made up their own definition. I wonder who got to them before the hearing?

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General Discussion / We need To Have the Apps on Taxi Doors
« on: November 12, 2017, 02:25:58 PM »
We Need to have the Taxi Apps on the Doors:

Look at this picture of a taxi in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. If this was on all  the NYC taxis everyone would know that NYC Taxis have apps

Click picture to enlarge

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General Discussion / Mike and Abe Show 11-12-17 Now on Line
« on: November 12, 2017, 12:56:36 PM »
http://www.nyctaxinews.com/talk_shows/

Mike and Abe
Talk about
The WAV Problems
The App problems
Medallion Owners Organizing

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General Discussion / Re: Arro and Curb
« on: November 10, 2017, 07:27:10 AM »
This is probably correct, but the only way this will happen is if the people behind these Apps are convinced. So, if it hasn't happened yet then there must be a reason why. Does anyone know why?

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General Discussion / Re: Mike and Abe Show 11-5-17 Now on Line
« on: November 06, 2017, 07:44:07 AM »
 Hackenstein,

Why are you so worried about Taxi Lines? Think positive! This is an opportunity to strengthen the industry.

If the Apps Arro and Curb would be publicized so every one in the entire city, including the other 4 boroughs outside Manhattan, knew they can be called, the business would be spread out and the additional taxis would be used. Drivers would see an opportunity to make money without being an UBER slave. Both drivers and Medallion owners would win. It should be implemented a few hundred at a time until it caught on.   

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General Discussion / Re: Seatbelt Law
« on: November 01, 2017, 08:13:23 PM »
I remember when the law was passed only Taxis were exempt....Look it up!

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General Discussion / Re: Seatbelt Law
« on: November 01, 2017, 05:55:52 PM »
UBER is not off the HOOK! Only Taxis were exempt when they made the law. UBER was always required to wear seat belts just like all cars.

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General Discussion / Re: Morning rap
« on: October 31, 2017, 12:02:20 PM »
You are 100% Correct. The only thing that works against us is the ability to UNITE. How do we make that happen? That is our Achilles Heal. That is what our competition has been exploiting. We need leadership that can get the industry to Unite. I am doing my part, others are also doing their part. But more must be done. 

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General Discussion / Re: 2nd car
« on: October 28, 2017, 04:37:26 PM »
I agree. But, the taxi apps need more publicity and the drivers have to be convinced that the deals will be better.

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General Discussion / Re: Audio-Melrose Appeal-Listen
« on: October 26, 2017, 06:31:12 PM »
It's really hard to know if another lawyer would have done better. All, I can say is we are getting screwed and it's not fair!

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General Discussion / Re: Audio-Melrose Appeal-Listen
« on: October 26, 2017, 10:08:01 AM »
I couldn't listen to this Higgens. He kept talking saying nothing and missing the point. Maybe if he didn't go on and on and got right to the point effectively the Judges would have heard him. Keep using an attorney that loses every case for you. Good luck MTOB. You will have better luck putting a chicken on a fishing pole.

Higgins had nothing to do with MTBOT.  He was hired by the Credit Unions.

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General Discussion / Re: Audio-Melrose Appeal-Listen
« on: October 26, 2017, 09:49:12 AM »
Their argument is, it was never about speed it was about choice. In all the years Iíve been in the taxi business, I never heard once, a thing from TLC saying it was  about choice, what I heard and I was not in a vacuum, it was about waiting.  It look longer for the black car to arrive so it was necessary to make an prearrangement (prearrangement never meant signing up and belonging to a base), It absolutely meant a prearrangement to be picked up at a future time and place in order for it to be reliable. It was always about time, if it was any different I would have known , yea it was always about choice in the black sector but that choice was between black cars, not a choice between yellow and black, there was a separation here and that separation was speed and arranging for a car to come in the future. By using legal maneuvers and false claims the City of New York is stealing from innocent investors and immigrants who were led to believe that it was a safe investment backed by the city. There was never a disclaimer before Uber if I am correct.

Yes you are very correct. The biggest mistake was that we had the wrong lawyer on this. He was weak. He should have demanded that he be heard. What we needed was an Alan Decker who unfortunately passed away in 2011. We need an Ass Kicker who won't cow down to Bullshit from bias Judges.

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General Discussion / Re: Audio-Melrose Appeal-Listen
« on: October 25, 2017, 09:05:19 PM »
Higgins is talking to a wall. The judges were 100% hostile to the yellow cab industry.

You're right. It makes me sick!

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General Discussion / Rodriguez
« on: October 24, 2017, 07:18:28 PM »

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Considering that there are probably some drivers driving for the TNC's with no license, it would be a step up!

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The only one that will be impacted is UBER.........There is no way they can call one out and the other in....After the election that DiBlasio appears to have in the bag he won't have to worry about being re elected and maybe then he will do what wasn't done in the past, keep Cuomo out and cap the others at a number far below where they are now. If an impact study is done fairly then all should be capped at the same number. 26000 yellows after the 2x and cut the FHv's to 26000 city wide. Let's start there and see if more are really needed.

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  Getting illegal uber out of Manhattan and the airports will do better for us."

I Believe this will be part of the plan....It may take some time but at least the pendulum is starting to go our way

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City,
I agree!

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DRIVERS DRIVERS DRIVERS............GIVE THEM A DEAL THEY CAN'T REFUSE AND THE TNC'S WILL BE WITHOUT THEM

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I'll be amazed if the 2 car medallion ever becomes a reality. But, If the people in Puerto Rico want to migrate to the Spanish Speaking neighborhoods of Upper Manhattan The Bronx Brooklyn and Queens the second car would be a great source of employment for many of these people.

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General Discussion / Re: Sign This Petition
« on: October 12, 2017, 06:22:57 PM »
If you don't cap it will continue to grow....If you cap it may dwindle on it's own.  With a cap there would be a transfer price just like the yellows. When yellows were first capped in 1937 because of over saturation, it was 14000 +( I'm not sure of the exact number) and some fell off  bringing it back to 13787. It fell back because of the over saturation. The UBERs are so over saturated that no one in their right mind would buy in after a cap until they could make a reasonable amount of money.

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General Discussion / Re: Sign Thie Petition
« on: October 11, 2017, 09:45:23 PM »
Werk, Cap em first!

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General Discussion / Re: EHail can mean nothing more than a street hail
« on: October 09, 2017, 06:22:45 PM »
Yes this is true and everyone knows it. The problem is getting those who know it and are denying it to admit to it and then enforcing it!

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It's been almost two weeks since this meeting took place and I sit here wondering what will come of this. It was a very positive meeting and I would expect that there will be action regarding the dilemma the industry is in. Just about everyone who testified was honest and truthful. But will this meeting just take all into consideration and act positively toward a solution/ Or, will this just turn out to be a meeting of hot air with no action to follow? That is the big question.

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General Discussion / The Truth Talks to Deaf Ears
« on: October 03, 2017, 05:53:47 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrGlZZZvIVKUMWXiGhRntEA

Where is the Help?  What is this insanity all about? It's time for reality and the truth to be heard!

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General Discussion / Mike and Abe Show 10-1-17 Now on Line
« on: October 01, 2017, 11:54:56 AM »
http://www.nyctaxinews.com/talk_shows/

Carolyn, joins Mike and Abe to talk about TLC and City Council meeting this past week

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General Discussion / Re: Watch Today's TLC Meeting 9-28-17
« on: September 30, 2017, 06:43:20 PM »
THE TLC NEEDS NEW LEADERSHIP......THE 50% MANDATE HAS TO BE RE DIRECTED SO ALL TAKE A FAIR SHARE OF THE BURDEN...THE TAXI OF TOMORROW CONTRACT HAS TO BE RENEGOTIATED AND 1/2 OF THE FHV'S HAVE TO BE ELIMINATED WITH A CAP ON THE REST.  THIS ISN'T ROCKET SCIENCE....IT'S COMMON SENSE TO DO IT RIGHT.!
 

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The point is the CC can make and change laws....They can take out of Joshi's hands,

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