By decision dated April 8, 2014, a New York State Supreme Court judge voided rules implementing the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission’s (TLC) Taxi Driver Healthcare Service Fund (“Fund”). The City is appealing this decision to the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division and remains committed to making healthcare and disability coverage more accessible to taxi drivers.
In coordination with the NYPD, DOT, other City agencies and members of the for-hire industries, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) is exploring initiatives to work toward the City’s “Vision Zero” goal of zero traffic fatalities. One initiative the TLC is currently exploring is the usefulness and feasibility of anti-speeding vehicle technologies, such as speed governors (sometimes called “mandatory” or “intervention” systems) and systems that alert drivers when they are exceeding the speed limit, are driving fatigued, or are otherwise driving recklessly (sometimes called “advisory” systems), as tools to reduce driving behaviors that lead to collisions.
NEW YORK-The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission today announced new proposed rules that will significantly expand the number of accessible cabs on city streets. By 2020, half of all yellow taxis-7,500 total-will be wheelchair accessible.
The transformation will be funded through a 30-cent per-ride Taxi Improvement Surcharge integrated into the yellow medallion taxicab fare as of January 1, 2015. A similar surcharge in green Street Hail Liveries would support improvements for those vehicles.
The new wheelchair accessible cabs will begin to join the fleet starting in January 2016, joining the existing 631 accessible medallions. The commitment represents the next step in satisfying the terms of a settlement with disability advocates to ensure greater access and equity for New Yorkers with disabilities.
London is getting a new taxi, and its based on the same Nissan NV200 as New York's recently failed 'Taxi of Tomorrow.' The van-like taxi will hit the streets of London in December 2014, with an electric model set to roll out in 2015.
London has said goodbye to its famous Hackney cab once and for all.
A custom version of the Nissan NV200 has been debuted as the Taxi for London. Based on the same model as Mayor Bloomberg’s recently-quashed “Taxi of Tomorrow” here in New York, the new Taxi for London boasts being “designed in London, for London.”
The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) publishes lists of its current licensees to the TLC website Monday – Friday. These lists provide a snapshot of the licensees that are current and allowed to provide the services regulated by the TLC at the time they are generated. These current licensee lists were moved to the NYC OpenData Mine in May 2013 and can be reached by following the appropriate links on TLC’s Current Licensees Page.
NEW YORK, NY – Four disability – rights organizations, the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), and the Mayor’s Office for People With Disabilities (MOPD) announced today that they have reached an historic settlement agreement to phase-in wheelchair accessible yellow medallion taxicabs so that fifty percent (50%) will be accessible to men, women, and children who use wheelchairs and scooters by 2020. The agreement is the first of its kind in the country and would make New York’s yellow taxi fleet the most accessible in the nation and one of the most disability-friendly in the world.
The agreement calls for the TLC to propose rules that, if approved following a public hearing to be held next year, will require yellow taxi fleets to replace, via attrition, at least 50-percent of taxicab vehicles with wheelchair accessible vehicles by 2020. New York City taxicabs typically have a lifespan of three to five years, depending on how they are operated, and the 2,000 new taxicab medallion licenses that will be issued over the next several years (200 of which have already been auctioned) will count toward the 50% goal. The rulemaking process will determine how the remaining number will be achieved.
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