Taxi Drivers Plead With City For Medallion Debt Relief

Yellow cab drivers led by the New York City Taxi Workers Alliance have been protesting outside City Hall for over two weeks, demanding Mayor Bill de Blasio adopt their alternative plan for medallion debt relief. Drivers say the city artificially inflated the price of the medallion over the years, and by allowing ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft to flood the streets, effectively left them to drown in their debt. Reporter Olivia Bensimon spoke to drivers outside City Hall on their second week of a 24/7 picket about their debt and what would happen if the City doesn’t find a way to support them.

Music Credits: “Where’s Me Breesh” by Victor Guerrero

Reported by Olivia Bensimon