TLC chief pushes for more outer borough taxis

File of a New York City cab (AP Photo)

May 17, 2011 3:55:46 AM PDT
Taxi and Limousine commissioner David Yassky is pressing state lawmakers to approve 6,000 more taxi medallions for the city's outer boroughs.

The new medallions reportedly would go to cabs designated solely for street hails in Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and the Bronx.

The Taxi Workers Alliance says it has no problem with the idea, as long as the city charges less for medallions in those four boroughs.