Governor Cuomo - Sign the “Clean Taxi” bill

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I am a licensed taxicab driver and I am writing to you today to urge you to sign A7963A/S6326A, which would enable most hybrid vehicle models to be used as New York City taxicabs. This legislation was passed unanimously by both the Assembly and Senate and would allow taxicabs operations to choose hybrid vehicles, which will best serve the needs of the public. Currently, TNCs like Uber, as well as all taxicabs and livery owners throughout the state outside New York City are able to use cleaner, more affordable hybrid vehicles while the majority of yellow taxi operators in New York City are restricted to larger, more expensive vehicles with greater fuel usage and higher emissions. This legislation will enable drivers to save money on gas and will benefit all New Yorkers with reduced congestion through the use of smaller vehicles, as well as the environment with lower emissions. This will also promote equity between New York City taxicab operators and drivers and the remainder of the for hire industry statewide.

Governor Cuomo, we ask that you sign A7963A/S6326A to help this struggling industry and all of New York.



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