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Chicago adding natural gas taxis

One of a dozen Yellow Cabs in Chicago that will run on compressed natural gas. (Yellow Cab)

Starting in March, if you stick out your hand to hail a cab in Chicago, the taxi you get might not run on gasoline.

That’s because Taxi Medallion Management, which operates Yellow Cabs in Chicago, is introducing 12 Ford Transit Connect taxi cabs into its fleet that run on compressed natural gas -– a fuel that emits 30 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions that traditional gasoline but requires special pumping stations. Get the full story »