Taxi Strike ’07: Share Your Stories
With an unknown number of cab drivers on strike as of 5 a.m. today, a sense of mild annoyance has gripped the city.
City Room reports:
At Kennedy International Airport, dispatchers said there were fewer yellow cabs than normal in the morning. Around 7 a.m., about 50 airline passengers waited outside Terminal 9 for a cab and were told that the wait could be as long as half an hour. Joshua Olken, 29, a consultant from Boston who had an 8 a.m. meeting in Midtown, was on the line around 7:30 a.m. “It’s not usually this long,” he said of the line. “Usually there are a lot more cabs than this. I should have taken the train.”
At Pennsylvania Station, the strike appeared to be having an effect. Lines for cabs gathered sporadically around Seventh Avenue. The lines were gradually dispersed when a few yellow cabs came to pick up passengers, but several regular commuters said the wait was twice as long as usual.
How has the Taxi Strike of ’07 affected you?