Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. has issued a letter to Taxi & Limousine Commission Chairperson Meera Joshi in response to reports that Carmen Yulin Cruz, the Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, was denied taxi service to The Bronx during her recent visit to New York City.


In his letter Borough President Diaz, himself a former employee of the Taxi & Limousine Commission, notes that such refusal is illegal, and calls for Commissioner Joshi to investigate not only Mayor Cruz’s complaints but the attitudes of yellow taxi drivers towards The Bronx, as well.


“If yellow taxi drivers are refusing service to The Bronx, or only providing that service begrudgingly, how many potential tourists is my borough losing because of this?,” wrote Borough President Diaz. “The Bronx has seen significant transformation in recent years, and we cannot effectively tell that story if yellow taxi drivers are refusing to bring passengers here.”


Read the full letter here: http://on.nyc.gov/1HSDX6k.

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    • Maymi562

      That is what I call leadership, you do not want to bring tourist to our Bronx then maybe is time you do not come this way , we will have tourist come our way. Hey the Mayor of San Juan took in The South Bronx and Princess Dianna and Mother Teresa came to visit . We hav many movie stars that have come out of the Bronx , so good things and good people live in the Bronx. What you got to say about that?

    • Maymi562

      That is what I call good leadership, hey if you do not wanted to service the Bronx , maybe it time the Bronx has its own taxi services, hey The Mayor of San Jaun stood in the South Bronx, good things and good poeple have come out of the Bronx, Princess Dianna

      • Ninette

        Sonia Sotomayor, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States!

    • Maymi562

      And mother Tresea came to the Bronx , many movie stars have come out of the Bronx , Jennifer lopez et
      c .so do not put down our Bronx . You do not know our history.