Here's another bad idea:
New York City, NY. - New York City taxi riders soon will be able to pay for their trips with credit or debit cards. This month, a limited number of cabs equipped with a brand-new card-reading system should be on the road. According to the city's Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), the entire 12,760-unit fleet should be so furnished by the end of 2006 or early 2007. TLC commissioner and chairman Matthew Daus stressed that the added payment option is just part of an overall upgrade that includes text messaging for drivers and advertising-supported information screens facing passenger seating.
Has this guy ever ridden in a New York City cab? You’re lucky to survive the ride if the driver is on a cell phone. Now they’re going to get text messages!
Great. Just great.