A little more New York City taxi trivia for you on this historic date in taxicab history:
- At an early peak in 1931 there were 21,000 taxicabs serving New York City (according to Schaller Consulting).
- Today, there are approximately 32,000 taxicabs serving the Big Apple.
- The average number of miles that a New York City taxi travels in a 12-hour shift is 180. (Info thanks to World Almanac 2007 Daily Calendar.)
- New York City yellow taxis will be "going green" by the year 2012 - by that date the entire New York City taxi fleet will be made up of hybrid vehicles, reducing carbon emissions for the city.
Are you one of the millions of customers that has taken a NYC cab lately?