Mayor Michael Bloomberg yesterday announced “apple green” as the new official color for 18,000 of Livery cabs that will start hitting the New York City streets by the end of June this year.
New York City officials said that apple green 'Boro Taxies' would serve Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Queens and northern Manhattan.
The apple green cabs will have license to pick up passengers by street hail, David Yassky, the head of the City’s taxi and Limousine Commission, said.
Mayor Bloomberg, who unveils apple green color for the new 'Boro Taxi' at City Hall Plaza on Sunday, said, “We are weeks away from solving a problem that has festered for decades.”
Bloomberg said the green Boro taxies would bring safe, comfortable as well as affordable service to areas situated outside Manhattan.
People will be able to notice the bright apple green hued cabs.
Separately, the yellow taxi operators have announced an eleventh-hour legal battle against the apple green cabs effort. The Metropolitan Taxicab Board of Trade recently filed a suit against the commission, claiming that they own the exclusive right to pick up street hails.