Brooklyn Heights resident/NYC Taxi Czar David Yassky is hellbent on bringing the city’s yellow cabs into the 21st century. His latest mission – 86ing their much hated “off duty” lights. The TLC voted today to abolish the lights allowing now for only two settings – available and unavailable. Also on tap – mobile apps to make getting cabs easier, a scheme that’s working in San Francisco.
As for those who want to keep things the way they are, Yassky tells the NY Times, “People still say to me, ‘Can’t you bring back the Checker cab?’