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They do, which is why NYC has more cabs than DC. But I'm not sure it's that shocking that you can't fit more than 10 times as many cabs on the streets as DC has?
(Also, NYC has by far the highest rate of public transportation use in the country, further cutting down the per capita needs of cabs. Wouldn't surprise me if literally 50% of new yorkers took public transportation to work.)
This post was edited by terps99 14 months ago
I didn't say that it was surprising, just that I didn't really understand your point.
Eh, it was a nothing point. I just meant that the only reason to think NYC would have more cabs per capita was that you see a ton more cabs in NYC ... but given how many magnitudes more people they have, it's not surprising that on a per capita basis, they don't have more cabs.
[Edited to say I just looked it up and DC has like 8000 licensed cabs. That would mean that NYC would have to have 100,000 cabs to match that on a per capita basis! I'm sure NYC has tens of thousands of cabs, but it would almost be impossible to fit 100,000 cabs on NYC streets.]
In case anyone is curious, google tells me that as of March 2006, NYC had 12,779 yellow medallion cabs, an additional 22,900 car-service vehicles, 10,400 "black cars," and 4,200 limousines.
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