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Long-Awaited Taxi of Tomorrow Will Take Over in September

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After what seemed like the longest legal battle ever, the courts ruled in June that the oft-derided Taxi of Tomorrow is allowed to exist. It has been more than four years since the Taxi and Limousine Commission chose the boxy Nissan NV200 to be the standard cab, but the new ride was held up by lawsuits. On Friday, the TLC announced that the new rules would go into affect on September 1, so get ready for the minivans. Opponents were upset that the NV200 is not wheelchair accessible or a hybrid, but the new rules allow drivers to buy vehicles with these features, depending on what type of medallion they have. The Times notes that "hundreds" of NV200s are already on the road, and eventually, they will make up 80 percent of the fleet.

· 'Taxi of Tomorrow' Will Be New York City's Standard Cab Starting Sept. 1 [NYT]
· Taxi of Tomorrow Wins Court Battle, Is Now Taxi of Today [Curbed]
· Taxi of Tomorrow coverage [Curbed]