Taxi Technology Prompts Strike… Again

Written by Kari Milchman on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts.

Cabbies’ two-day strike this past September against a new regulation that requires taxis to be equipped with GPS technology and credit-card processing systems may not be the end to the resistance. As the New Year approaches and with it the January 31 deadline to install the fancy gadgets and pass inspection, the same coalition of taxi drivers met last night to decide whether or not to strike again after their last attempt failed. Aside from the high cost of installment, many taxi drivers fear the GPS technology may be used to track their movements. The Taxi Workers Alliance plans to announce the group’s decision tomorrow, Wednesday, though NY1 reports that the group will strike a second time, perhaps as early as this month.

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