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New York - New York City Eliminates English Test For Yellow Cab Drivers

Published on: August 21, 2016 01:00 PM
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FILE - A man tries to board a taxi outside the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York September 5, 2007. ReutersFILE - A man tries to board a taxi outside the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York September 5, 2007. Reuters

New York -  New York City taxi drivers will no longer have to pass an English test under new rules designed to make it easier for immigrants to get behind the wheel of a yellow cab.

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The test for a taxi license will be available in several languages under regulations that went into effect Friday.

The change was approved by the City Council in April and signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The New York Times reports (http://nyti.ms/2bugCxu ) that city officials sought parity with app-based ride services such as Uber, which don’t require an English test.

The city’s taxi drivers have been overwhelmingly foreign-born for decades.

According to the Taxi and Limousine Commission, just 4 percent of current drivers were born in the United States.



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 Aug 21, 2016 at 05:04 PM Anonymous Says:

There is no cure for stupid.

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 Aug 21, 2016 at 06:21 PM Anonymous Says:

Ridiculous.

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 Aug 22, 2016 at 05:39 AM bubble Says:

Get ready for the ride of your life

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 Aug 22, 2016 at 07:44 AM Butterfly Says:

What language are we supposed to speak? sign language? This is ridiculous!

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 Aug 22, 2016 at 09:29 AM cyrano Says:

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Butterfly Says:

What language are we supposed to speak? sign language? This is ridiculous!

According to a new a new proposal before the City Council, all passengers in yellow cabs shall henceforth be required to be fluent in Spanish, Russian, Hindi, Urdu, Cantonese, Korean, and Arabic.

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 Aug 22, 2016 at 11:32 AM BarryLS1 Says:

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Anonymous Says:

There is no cure for stupid.

There is a cure, stop voting for ignorant liberals.

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 Aug 22, 2016 at 02:09 PM Nova2 Says:

I guess traffic/street signs don't matter anymore! Stupid Liberals.

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