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Big Apple and GPS !

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1. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 9y

A large number of taxi drivers in New York City have been planning a strike over GPS systems which the city wants installed in yellow cabs. Well, the strike is officially on, with the New York Times reporting that nearly 90-percent of cabs are off the road today (at least according to a cabbie representative). If you'll recall, the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, a quasi-union, has been threatening the strike over GPS / entertainment units the city demands be put into taxis. The new units have a number of functions -- not the least of which is tracking the cab's pickup and drop-off points -- and the drivers aren't having it. Currently, reports have come in concerning extended waits on airport pickups, and a new pricing scheme for cabs that are working, though from what we can tell, the strike hasn't put the hurt on commuters too badly. Of course, the litmus-test of a New York evening rush hour has yet to happen, so don't get too excited.

2. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 8y

Looks like nobody saw this one. Otherwise there would be some replies.
Or maybe you should make you thread titles more catchy Kombizz.

3. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 8y

Quoting Mel.

Looks like nobody saw this one. Otherwise there would be some replies.
Or maybe you should make you thread titles more catchy Kombizz.

I am very sure you loved it!