NYC Judge Runs Over Bloomberg's 'Taxi Of Tomorrow' Plan

Law360, New York (May 16, 2013, 1:51 PM EDT) -- A trial judge on Wednesday nixed New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to replace the city's taxi fleet with a dedicated model built by Nissan North America Inc. because there was no option for hacks to purchase hybrids, a decision that vindicated drivers who claimed the plan amounted to a "monopoly contract."

The plan to replace a ragtag fleet entirely with the Nissan NV200 — not yet built — infuriated handicapped accessibility advocates and drivers alike, who ripped the billionaire's "Taxi of Tomorrow" regulations for giving drivers...
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