New law could circumvent Supreme Court taxi ruling

A Ford Escape Hybrid taxi cab is seen on the street. (AP Photo)

March 28, 2011 3:33:31 AM PDT
The Supreme Court put the brakes on New York City's plan for fuel-efficient taxis, but new legislation could change that.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg will join members of New York's Congressional delegation Monday in calling for a new federal law.

It would allow all major cities to raise the fuel efficiency standards they require for taxi fleets.