Several groups are expected to sue. They also, you know, kinda already did: the medallion leasers won a lawsuit in May against the "Taxi of Tomorrow" plans because municipal law requires the T&LC to approve at least one hybrid vehicle for use as a taxi. Commissioner David Yassky said cab drivers can use a hybrid that includes at least 130 cubic feet of passenger space until a hybrid version of the Nissan minivan becomes available.
But, you know, let's step back for a second. Why do we need bigger cabs? For that matter, why do we even need cabs at all? I know there are times when cabs can be crucial (like for vulnerable people trying to get home safely late at night or for older people who can't climb subway stairs) and, don't get me wrong, I like cab drivers, but often taxis just the playthings of the well-to-do and/or touristy. I know the tourist industry in the city is crucial to our economy, but the way Bloomberg has been altering the infrastructure of the city to accommodate them—and his wealthy pals—is getting out of hand.