WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- If you wanted to hail a cab in the White Plains business district, you were out of luck. But now, under a new law approved by the Common Council, cabbies are allowed to make pickups in the district, along with a slew of other new regulations, according to lohud.com.
In addition to street pickups, the new law allows for replacement of fare zones with meters; drivers received a wage increase, the first in 14 years; cabs will all be painted white with a city medallion; requires drivers to submit to drug tests; and removes taxis after they reach 400,000, said lohud.com.
Many point to the taxi medallions as a highlight that signifies that the taxi is licensed to operate in the city in addition to the meters because of confusion over the former fare zone pricing, added lohud.com.
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