Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Cities Putting Hybrid Cabs On The Road: What Is Your City Doing?

New York City is putting fuel-saving hybrid cabs on city streets: cabbies are making more money and the air is getting cleaner, too.

So why not Madison, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Racine, Kenosha and so on?

Are there proposals before Common Councils? Cab Commissions? Licensing boards?


Anonymous said...

If you want to see where your forward thinking aldermen are I suggest you watch the inadvertently hilarious discussion on the council floor a couple months back on the public safety file for a local limo company asking that the city add Hybrid Toyota Prius and Highlander's to the allowable list of autos that can be licensed by the city for limo service. Instead of rubber stamping an obvious good thing that was customer driven it was sent back to committee after a long discussion. It doesn't bode well for this file:

Legislative File ID 070330
In Committee
Title: An ordinance requiring city taxicabs to be hybrid vehicles or vehicles that have the capacity to operate with an ethanol....

James Rowen said...