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Nissan Monopoly on NYC Taxis Ruled Legal



It appears that Nissan will get to provide NYC with all its taxis. Yes, its okay for them to have a monopoly on this, so says a judge New York.

In 2013 a lower court ruled that the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission did not have the authority to mandate which vehicles cab owners were to purchase, but now that decision has been overturned in an appeals court.

Justice David B. Saxe worite in his judgement that "legally appropriate response to the agency's statutory obligation to produce a 21st-century taxicab consistent with the broad interests and perspectives that the agency is charged with protecting."

Nissan won a decade-long contract in 2011 worth over $1 billion that requires the company to provide over 15,000 NV200 taxis to the city.
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now i wonder if other car makers will step in to get their steak of this business, RAM being one of them
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What exactly do you mean? It seems to me that Nissan has the whole NYC taxi industry wrapped up. How do you think that Ram is going to get in on it? What does Ram have that would make a good taxi anyway?
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ram is coming out with a city promaster which might be available as a passsenger version
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ram is coming out with a city promaster which might be available as a passsenger version
thats might and still over a year or 2 away. If the cabies are being mandated to buy this vehicle now why would they turn around and buy a RAM in 2 years when the vehicle is still not paid back and they are contractually obliged to drive a nissan....
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^^What he said^^

Not sure how I feel about Nissan providing all the taxis though, doesn't seem like very fair competition.
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^^What he said^^

Not sure how I feel about Nissan providing all the taxis though, doesn't seem like very fair competition.
The NYC Taxi commission doesn't believe in fair, Medallions cost north of $1 Million because of artificial scarcity. Thats why Uber has become so controversial as of late... I don't really care for Uber or its circumvention of the rules, but I do applaud that it will force the Taxi industry to reformat their operations...
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thats might and still over a year or 2 away. If the cabies are being mandated to buy this vehicle now why would they turn around and buy a RAM in 2 years when the vehicle is still not paid back and they are contractually obliged to drive a nissan....
them getting in early does help, although RAM is losing out here they could still sell fleet versions to other taxi companies elsewhere
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I think that Uber is great for people though. The only reason why taxis are upset about it is because it is a better business model than the traditional taxi industry. The taxi industry is trying to regulate Uber out, but that simply won't happen. Its capitalism, adapt or be taken out. The future will see way more taxi apps, let alone other things that Uber is investing in. It will soon be a delivery service for everything.
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I think that Uber is great for people though. The only reason why taxis are upset about it is because it is a better business model than the traditional taxi industry. The taxi industry is trying to regulate Uber out, but that simply won't happen. Its capitalism, adapt or be taken out. The future will see way more taxi apps, let alone other things that Uber is investing in. It will soon be a delivery service for everything.
Uber is not a better business model, it is no business model. Its a simple circumvention of the laws. If Uber wants to behave like a Taxi then they will need to play by the Taxi Commissions rules. Simple fact.

That's what the Taxi Commission is upset about, they have to meet certain qualities and standards which contribute to the cost of their fare. Uber who circumvents those standard protocols does not suffer the same fate. Regulate the two on an equal playing field (they're offering an identical service after all) and there will be next to no cost difference between the two.
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