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Old Yesterday, 04:06 PM
 
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If you can pay for 2 medallions in cash, then it is still a good investment. Buying just one is not going to work because you will be required to drive the cab. And financing for two is going to be hard to get.
Could you give me some link about that requirement? I cannot find it by myself.
Thanks.
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Old Yesterday, 07:34 PM
 
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I'm not minority, so I haven't had this problem. But, especially nowadays, it would happen to be once before I did the following:

Any time I tried to hail a cab, my cell camera would be recording video (and more importantly, audio), I'd get the medallion number as the cab pulled up, and keep recording as I got in the cab. I'd probably try to get the hack license on video ASAP If the cabbie pulled any of the crap you list, the camera records his face directly as I tell him either he gives me the ride, or a complaint, along with the video goes to the TLC. From what I've heard, they do take these things seriously, especially with ironclad evidence. Even in the old days, I'd carry a tape recorder, narrate the parts that are only visual (medallion and hack license number) and get the guys voice on tape.

Of course, nowadays, the chickens have come home to roost, and you can do rideshare. But if the city clamps down on the number of rideshare cars/drives too much, they'll do it also.

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that uber nonsense help put the yellow cabs in their place from discriminating against people like me. If you ever been in similar scenario below you understand why most people don't give a rats ass about the NYC cabbies:

- told you must pay in cash before they start driving to your destination.
- kicked out of the cab once you tell them your destination is in the Bronx
- avoid picking you up but pick up the white individual further up on the same block
- when someone just jump out and you jump in and they tell you they off the clock
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Old Today, 08:09 AM
 
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Could you give me some link about that requirement? I cannot find it by myself.
Thanks.
I don't have a link. I spoke to a medallion owner a few years back who explained that one needs 1+ medallions in order to not have to operate the car. That's some sort of TLC regulation.
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Old Today, 12:14 PM
 
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I'm not minority, so I haven't had this problem. But, especially nowadays, it would happen to be once before I did the following:

Any time I tried to hail a cab, my cell camera would be recording video (and more importantly, audio), I'd get the medallion number as the cab pulled up, and keep recording as I got in the cab. I'd probably try to get the hack license on video ASAP If the cabbie pulled any of the crap you list, the camera records his face directly as I tell him either he gives me the ride, or a complaint, along with the video goes to the TLC. From what I've heard, they do take these things seriously, especially with ironclad evidence. Even in the old days, I'd carry a tape recorder, narrate the parts that are only visual (medallion and hack license number) and get the guys voice on tape.

Of course, nowadays, the chickens have come home to roost, and you can do rideshare. But if the city clamps down on the number of rideshare cars/drives too much, they'll do it also.
If I have to do all that in order to simply pay somebody to take me from point A to point B then its not worth it
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Old Today, 01:09 PM
 
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I don't have a link. I spoke to a medallion owner a few years back who explained that one needs 1+ medallions in order to not have to operate the car. That's some sort of TLC regulation.
This part of it has alot to do with becoming a fleet. Different insurance requirements,as you now have a staff. Cant quote specifics.

The indie owner would have 2 drivers ,or work that 80 hr work week for self. Maybe a son or family can work weekends.

My neighborhood is full of cab drivers. Father and son, or owner and a person of confidence. Some of these neighbors run 2 Ubers, with 4 drivers too. And they are homeowners with kids in private school.yellow/green/uber ,don't matter.

Some medallions are only for handing cap Van's nowadays.

And to top off, new car needed every 4 years ( something like that).


Still,no boss to deal with,on a rolling business is the biggest perk.
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