- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is still opposing a plan for a new fleet of city taxis even after an appeals court ruled that the proposal is legal.

De Blaiso’s predecessor, Michael Bloomberg, wanted to mandate that all yellow cabs be replaced with custom-designed Nissan NV2000 “Taxis of Tomorrow.”

The yellow cab industry filed suit to block the plan. But the court said Tuesday it could proceed.

But de Blasio, who took office in January, believes the taxis should be wheelchair-accessible.

He also says he does not like that Nissan does business in Iran.

De Blasio said Wednesday that he felt the process was “broken.”

He did not say if he would abandon the city’s legal efforts - begun under Bloomberg - to create the new fleet.



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