Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Bloomberg taxi plan a total failure

From Capital New York:

“We’re gonna have all of our cabs be hybrid.”

So said Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Matt Lauer on the “Today” show in 2007, as they stood in front of a hybrid yellow cab donated by Yahoo! and emblazoned with its logo.

The mayor gestured toward a thin man in glasses to his left: “And most importantly, this is City Councilman David Yassky, who has been leading the environmental fight here in the city.”

Today, Yassky is Bloomberg’s taxi commissioner. And 2012, the year by which the taxi’s fleet was to go hybrid, has come and nearly gone.

In the meantime, not only has the city’s powerful taxi lobby defeated the mayor’s hybrid-cab plan in federal court, but the city is now taking steps that will actually reduce the number of hybrids on city streets.


Jerry Rotondi said...

Mayor Mike has failed at practically everything he's put his hands to--so why did you dopey voters give him a 3rd term?

"Hizzoner" has spent 2 1/2+ terms (so far) indulging his quirky hobby schemes at taxpayers' expense.

In the business world--Bloomberg would have FIRED himself for incompetence.

Voters--choose wisely next time.

Anonymous said...

Wait until us New Yorkers have to pay for ripping up those stupid, expensive bike lanes.

They're proving to be another Bloomberg folly!

Anonymous said...

Fuckin' New York City needs a real fuckin' mayor with good street smarts...not a pampered pussy boy!

Anonymous said...

"Bloomberg taxi plan a total failure"

Bloomturd is a total failure!

Anonymous said...

While having hybrid taxis in the city is not a bad idea, the best idea would be to take away a few hundred of them off the streets and stop giving medallions for at least 5 years. There are more cabs than regular cars in the city.

Anonymous said...

How much does a taxi cost now? One wouldn't know until getting inside, the new decals no longer indicate the fares on the outside of the cab.

Anonymous said...

"There are more cabs than regular cars in the city."

Why is that a bad thing?
One cab transports many passengers in a day, one car usually transports one or two. If you didn't notice, a shitload of people live in Manhattan, and getting around the island by personal car is prohibitively impractical.

Anonymous said...

Why don't they use the subway?

Anonymous said...

I hailed a cab tied up in gridlock...and finished my trip on the subway!

Underground travel in Manhattan is the most efficient way to get anywhere...unless our addled mayor plans to build automobile skyways high above our skyscrapers.

LOL! What a dork he is!

Anonymous said...

I voted for the other guy - I don't know what the duh-doys were doing.