From Green Car Reports:
The power to contract and compel medallion owners to purchase the Nissan NV200 from Nissan for 10 years does not exist in the City Charter.
And with that sentence, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Shlomo Hagler ruled yesterday that New York City’s plan to standardize its 14,000 medallion taxis is unlawful.
Taxi owners rejoiced.
Fare-paying passengers, on the other hand, either shrugged or sighed at the loss of a cleaner, more spacious, more pleasant alternative to the current mix of ill-adapted sedans and crossovers.