Did You Know….

According to Wikipedia, as of March 14, 2014, in New York City, there were 51,398 men and women licensed to drive medallion taxicabs. There were 13,605 taxicab medallion licenses in existence, 368 of them having been auctioned by the City of New York between November 2013 and February 2014. Each of these new medallions was earmarked for use with a wheelchair-accessible vehicle.
Taxicab vehicles, each of which must have a medallion to operate, are driven an average of 180 miles per shift; the average total number of annual taxi passengers is 241 million. As of September 2012, there are around 7,990 hybrid taxi vehicles, representing almost 59% of the taxis in service – the most in any city in North America.