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04/14/2011 04:16 pm ET | Updated Jun 14, 2011

Plan To Legalize Livery Car Pickups Angers Yellow Cab Drivers

In a bid to increase taxi service for residents in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island, Mayor Bloomberg and the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) are looking to create a new livery taxi program that aims to improve taxi availability around the city.

The five-borough plan now under consideration by the city would establish a new category for livery drivers that allows them to respond to dispatched calls and make street pick ups anywhere within the five boroughs, while ensuring that they are held to the same set of fare and safety guidelines already assigned to yellow cabs

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