15. Green Cabs
In 2013, New York City launched the Street Hail Livery Cab Program, to offer better taxi coverage to areas undeserved by yellow cabs – particularly in the outer boroughs. Drivers with licenses under the program, who drive apple green colored cars, cannot pick up passengers at LaGuardia or JFK airports, or in Manhattan south of East 96th Street and south of West 110th Street. The legislation also had the additional benefit for regulating the livery taxi service in the city, although a lot of the benefit of having the Boro Taxi program was reduced by the advent of ridesharing apps like Uber and Lyft. In the outer boroughs, you will often find drivers working as a green cab, but also picking up rides from the apps.