24 February 2008
The City of New York is looking ahead to new and improved taxicabs:
The Taxi of Tomorrow project is a unique opportunity to explore upgrades to the existing NYC taxi fleet by learning about possibilities for a more appropriate vehicle that reflects the needs of its diverse stakeholders passengers, drivers, owners and NYC residents.
The desiderata for the new vehicle:
It's a tall order, to be sure. And the new cabs will almost certainly not be cheap. Then again, a single NYC taxi medallion will set you back over $400,000 [link goes to PDF file] all by itself, so the cost of the actual taxi is pretty much incidental.Posted at 8:18 AM to Driver's Seat