New York court strikes down Bloomberg’s ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ plan

New York’s Supreme Court has ruled against Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan for a uniform “Taxi of Tomorrow.” As The Wall Street Journal reports, judges found that the Taxi and Limousine Commission didn’t have the authority to make taxi drivers switch to a specially designed version of Nissan’s NV200, which included sliding doors, electronics chargers, and odor-reducing fabric. Had the plan gone unchallenged, taxi fleets would have been required to start replacing retiring cabs with the new Nissans as of October 28th, with the ultimate goal of phasing out nearly all other designs by 2018.

Bloomberg’s Taxi of Tomorrow ran into the same problem as his sugary drinks limit

But Judge Shlomo Hagler determined that New York couldn’t make all…

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