T.L.C. Defends Proposal to Keep Cabs on Road for 7 Years
Kevin Fullington was quoted in a Capital New York story on New York taxi retirement cycles, which currently allow taxis and livery cars to stay on the road for up to seven years. Kevin, counsel to taxi manufacturer Nissan North America, suggested that keeping cars on the road longer conflicts with the city's commitment to make more cabs handicap accessible. "We recommend, however, that in the interest of medallion holders, drivers and the riding public, a more conservative approach be taken at this time," Kevin said. "And we are happy to stand arm-in-arm with our friends at the Committee for Taxi Safety and call for a lifecycle of five years."