A taxi strike in New York City yesterday was having "limited impact, if any at all," according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, while strike organizers declared the protest over new GPS tracking and credit card technology in cabs a success. The strike, planned for yesterday and today, would not lead to talks with taxi drivers, Bloomberg added. "There's nothing to talk about," he said.
New York is known for its yellow taxis that seem to be everywhere in the city that never sleeps. Yet if GPS technology is installed as planned, those taxis may be hard to find. New York taxi drivers have promised to strike sometime in September if GPS technology is implemented in 13,000 cabs.