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The drivers have said they do not oppose some reforms, such as the installation of credit-card readers in all cabs, but they do not like the costs associated with cab upgrades, the government’s ability to decide which vendor can issue the equipment and a GPS tracking system that drivers equated with government-backed spying.

The council also will weigh in on a $34.9 million contract with Verifone to install new meters, credit-card readers and TV screens in the city’s cabs. Mr. Gray announced the deal Thursday.

“My understanding is it’s gone through the procurement process,” Mr. Mendelson said, responding to questions about its immediate consideration by the council. “I wouldn’t agree that it’s been rushed.”