posted on Dec, 5 2010 @ 07:50 PM
The future of taxi transport in New York City could look a lot different by 2014 -- though we can guarantee it will still be yellow. In an
unprecedented move, the city will be unifying its iconic taxicab fleet, introducing the first-ever custom-built taxicab designed through a competition
dubbed the "Taxi of Tomorrow." New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) Chairman David Yassky unveiled the
three finalists in the search for the city's new cab in November. The announcement comes three years after the TLC first made public its intention to
standardize the vehicle, and nearly a year since the agency issued a request for proposals inviting auto manufacturers and designers to submit their
best concepts for the new design.
Sounds like a good plan to me overall, although I don't think the classic cab look won't be missed. Growing up I had a boss who collected checker
cabs, he had a couple of them it was neat to see. I would have to pick the First design though and change it to include a giant sunroof to maximize
the scenery of N.Y. when looking up. Because I think the majestic look of the tall tall buildings could be something that a tourist might want to
enjoy while being carried around the city.. Your thoughts, opinions?