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We know what an advocate of taxi drivers and the city agency behind the proposal think about the proposal to install meters inside livery cabs. But what about the livery cab drivers themselves? We asked five drivers outside the Atlantic Center what they thought of it all:

“I’m not pleased. It’s not good because people will say it costs more. There is no fixed price.”
— Asfah Minott

“It’s good because people trust the price. Now I don’t have to argue with customers.”
— Mahmadou Oumar

“I don’t think it’s a good idea. We’ll be competing with the yellow cabs now.”
— Mohmed Koroma

“Why would you change a system that has been working? It’s not a good idea.”
— Owen Camevell

“I like this idea. This way, people get the right fare and no one complains.”
— Reyes Cruz

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Reader Feedback

Parris from Flatbush says:
Yes Great Idea, Priced More fairly!!!
March 11, 2011, 2:56 am
Frank from Furter says:
Do you think this will stop illegal liveries in the hood? Not on your life because the drivers are not here legally...
March 11, 2011, 7:04 pm
Mo from Brooklyn says:
The top one is my baby!!!!
Nov. 20, 2012, 5:36 pm

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