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Report: NYC comptroller threatens Nissan taxi deal over wheelchair accessibility

John Liu, New York City comptroller, has said he won't register the contract for a fleet of new Nissan taxis until every last one is made wheelchair accessible. There are currently just 231 cabs with wheelchair ramps in the city, though that number will jump by another 2,000 units next year. Even so, Liu said the current cab system is "separate and unequal." The city comptroller signs off on every contract the city makes, but Liu doesn't technically have the authority to block the contract unless there's evidence of corruption.
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Comptroller to reject taxi contract. But can he?

United States / New York : Crain's New York Business (3 years ago)

City Comptroller John Liu promised Wednesday to reject the Taxi of Tomorrow contract unless the entire fleet of more than 13,000 cabs is made wheelchair-accessible. The contract between the Bloomberg administration and Nissan to mak... Read Post

NYC Comptroller Says He’ll Block Nissan “Taxi of Tomorrow”

Vehicles / Cars : Blog (3 years ago)

Nissan’s plan to provide New York City’s “Taxi of Tomorrow” could hit a bump in the road, according to a recent report. City Comptroller John Liu says he won’t approve the city’s contract with Nissan because the vehicle isn’t wheelc... Read Post

Report: How Nissan's NYC Taxi of Tomorrow has turned into a nightmare

Vehicles / Automotive Industry News : Autoblog (last week)

"Why can't we have competition? Why did the city think there had to be exclusivity?" - Taxi Association Nissan's takeover of the lucrative New York City taxi market hasn't exactly gone according to script. An agreement that should h... Read Post

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