Saturday, June 18, 2005

New York City says "Yes, you should - no, you can't" to taxi operators

Isn't this just like the government these days? (Sigh.) New York City had a special program to promote the use of cabs that ran on natural gas or were 'hybrid' technology, i.e., ran on a combination of gas and electricity. Some folks bought the special, discounted licenses offered as a key incentive in the project - and then found out that the folks in charge of approving vehicles for taxi use wouldn't approve alternative-fuel vehicles. Different bureaucrats, different causes, you know.

This would be funny if it weren't so sad and infuriating.

The New York Times has the story at Hybrid Taxis Encounter Catch-22 of Regulation.

Hat tip: Out of Control

1 comment:

Bookworm said...

My firm belief is that, if someone were to gather together every regulatory book in the United States, and do a controlled burn (a) if we did it right, we could generate massive amounts of energy and (b) many things would run infinitely better. Some regulation -- often good; too much regulation -- always bad.