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Taxi cab partitions are about to be a thing of the past

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JPoland
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 Posted 5 months, 4 weeks ago

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Taxi partitions are about to go the way of the checkered cab in New York City.

The Taxi & Limousine Commission officials said Thursday that cabbies can do away with their partitions — so that they can better compete with Uber by seeming friendlier.

The move also will help the hacks make better tips, the officials said.

“When there’s no partition, a driver can have a conversation with the passenger,” said TLC board member Nora Marino.

Partitions were mandated for yellow cabs in 1994 as a safety precaution for drivers in the city’s sky-high crime era.

Cabbies who take down their partitions will now be required to install a security camera instead.


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    DDominico69
    162 Driver
     5 months ago

    Good ol' NY Post.  None of these points make any sense.  Plus none of it is informative.

    "Without partition, you can talk to your passenger." What am I supposed to do with that info.

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      ClayClaymore
      115 Rider
       5 months ago

      The rumor is that taxi drivers themselves are the “journalists” for NYPost

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    Bigfrank
    420 Driver Driver Rider
     5 months ago

    It's amazing how much stupidness can fit into a head especially when it comes from public servant employed by the City of NY. Oh honey  it safer for us if you switch to a janitorial position  where you do not cost human lives.  I'm installing a limo patition in my minivan so No partitions is not a thing of the past.

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    FannyPack24
    65
     5 months ago

    This article is not remotely accurate. It's from 2016 and I still see plenty of partitions on taxicabs. In fact, on those new Nissan taxis, there is even a tighter, thicker, bulletproof partitions.

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    AndrewCalam
    69
     5 months ago

    REALLY?  More tips for not having a partition?

    "The move also will help the hacks make better tips, the officials said."