Re: NYC to add more hybrid taxis to streets
Although I don't exactly get the bidding part of the cab licensing described here, I'm excited to hear that there's interest in operating hybrids as taxis. We need more hybrids on the roads, and mass transit, particularly mass transit on the passenger car level, is a perfect niche to add hybrids to the vehicle fleet. If companies are switching fleets towards more FE (understandable with today's gas prices) then we all benefit. In a way (a small way until more cabs hit the roads, but it's a good first step) all those people in big cities without cars who use cabs to get around are going to become hybrid drivers, in a really efficient, car-sharing, maybe even ride-sharing kind of way. Now THAT's good news.