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BREAKING: Fireworks at Taxi Vote on 5-Borough Taxi Plan
Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 11:43 AM
It's been a raucous morning at the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission, which is voting on new rules for outer-borough livery drivers, the last major hurdle before the city can start issuing new licenses so livery drivers can pick up street hails outside of Manhattan.
WNYC's Kathleeen Horan @KathleenHoran has been tweeting out all morning. The yellow cab industry is in a tizzy about this -- yesterday it filed a suit to block the plan, and as Kathleen tweets "one of the city's yellow fleet owners calls the plan 'biggest taking of property ever by NYC' and says there's $5 billion in medallion loans on the line."
She also tells us following a shouting outburst "2 are escorted outside for shouting."
We'll have more later as the hearing, and vote develop.