Liu and Bloomberg and the ‘taxi of tomorrow’

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Briefing: Liu. (Azi Paybarah via flickr)
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City Comptroller John Liu is reportedly going to move to block the city's "Taxi of Tomorrow" contract.

The new taxi is a central part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's effort to reshape the city's taxi fleet. He had wanted them to be more environmentally friendly, but ran into legal hurdles when he tried to mandate that. Advocates for disabled passengers have complained about the lack of accessibility in the new taxis, but Bloomberg and City Hall officials downplayed those concerns.

The move by Liu will undoubtedly be met with a sharp response from Bloomberg, who has previously said that the comptroller can't block the taxi contract.

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