One segment of the cab community, run by David Beier, president of the Committee for Taxi Safety, is threatening the government in an attempt to blackmail them for funding by claiming they will have to cut rides for handicapped passengers.

“He claims the industry’s financing is in jeopardy because a major medallion lender was taken over by state authorities last week. And owners gripe that app-based competitors, such as Uber and Lyft, are getting a free ride regarding regulations…” [ Read more here ]