Kathleen Horan, Reporter, WNYC News
Kathleen Horan is a staff reporter for New York Public Radio, covering the neighborhood beat. She also reports 'Reset', an ongoing series documenting police-community relations in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
The city's so-called 5 Borough Taxi Plan that would legalize street hails throughout the city may have to undergo some serious re-working in order to pass the state Senate, according to Senator Martin Golden's chief of staff, Gerry Kassar.
Kassar and others close to the negotiations say stakeholders in the taxi industry have raised many concerns. Among the items at issue:
Golden and other key lawmakers are continuing to negotiate with the city. If the bill is re-written, it would have to be voted on again in the Assembly, which passed the measure on Tuesday.