Taxi drivers plan to keep NYC moving in event of MTA strike

The president of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers announced Thursday that taxis will keep the city moving in the event of a strike. The city?s 25,000 cab drivers have prepared their own contingency plan in the event of a strike. In addition to working extended shifts, drivers will be allowed to pick up multiple fares. Half of the drivers will respond to phone calls coming into the base, which will be grouped to four or five fares at a time. The other drivers will follow major bus routes in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens. People who need a ride will stand at the bus stop and a taxi will pick them up. There will be a $3 flat fee to ride as far along the route as people need to go. Taxis will also be stationed outside hospitals and schools. Also, livery cabs will not be picking up street hails at or below 96th Street. Related article Transit Strike Information for BX

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