What color were the first taxis in America?
Black & white
Red & green
American taxis weren’t always painted yellow. In fact, the first taxis in the United States were imported from France to New York City by businessman Harry Allen in 1907. They were painted red and green. Soon, rival taxi companies introduced cabs in various colors, like black, brown, white, and red. In 1937, recognizing the need for regulation, New York City implemented the medallion system under the Haas Act to limit the number of taxis and reduce gridlock. By 1970, the city required all licensed cabs to be painted yellow (specifically Dupont M6284) to help passengers distinguish them from unlicensed taxis.
The correct answer is Red & green.