TLC Rules §82-41 and §82-42 require every Street Hail Livery vehicle to be equipped with an LPEP system, which includes a credit card reader, a GPS unit, and an information monitor.
As of today, no entity has been licensed by the TLC to be an LPEP Provider. Accordingly, the TLC will allow Street Hail Livery permit holders to delay compliance with the LPEP requirement of these Rules, and to operate their Street Hail Livery vehicles in the interim without an LPEP system.
Once we have issued sufficient LPEP Licenses, such that there is a fair and competitive market for LPEP systems, we will issue an updated Industry Notice alerting Street Hail Livery permit holders and allowing them 90 days from that date to install an LPEP system. At that time, only TLC-licensed LPEP systems will be permitted.
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. The current licensee lists can be found at: Current Licensees Page.
Starting today, May 31, 2013, TLC will also provide links on its website that will allow you to access some of the information currently provided on the TLC’s website using a new data interface called the NYC OpenData Mine. The four lists shown below are now available on NYC OpenData Mine and will continue to be posted to the TLC’s website until Tuesday June 18, 2013.
On December 13, 2012, the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) passed rules to continue the in-car credit card payment and other features of the Taxi Passenger Enhancement Program (TPEP). To prevent unlicensed and potentially unsafe activity, these rules require TPEP Providers to prevent a driver from logging into a TPEP and Taximeter in the following situations:
1. When a driver does not have a valid and active hack license (§75-25(b)(1)(i)).
2. When a driver has not completed the proper Accessibility Training and tries to operate a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (§75-25(l)(2)).
Important Notice for Medallion Owners and Drivers
The Lease Cap rules approved by the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) in July 2012 include a $0.06-per-trip driver healthcare services fee to be contributed by Taxi Drivers and deposited with a vendor selected by the TLC. Medallion Owners or TPEP vendors may only begin withholding this fee from Taxi Drivers once directed by the TLC.
Any Medallion Owners or TPEP vendors who have collected this fee from Taxi Drivers should immediately return any and all amounts collected to the appropriate Taxi Drivers. Failure to return fees previously collected, or continuing to collect the fee prior to direction by the TLC to do so, will be considered an overcharge and summonses may be issued to Medallion Owners pursuant to TLC Rule 58-21(c).
“With 25 million viewers watching Jeopardy each week, people’s love of trivia is anything but trivial,” said TLC Commissioner David Yassky, “and so we thought passengers would enjoy testing their taxi savvy right there on the taxi TV screen.”
The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has modified its Owner Must Drive Rules to allow a Medallion owner to designate, under an Independent Medallion Driver Option, an Independent Medallion Driver (IMD) for a one-year period beginning January 1 of each calendar year. Under current rules, the designation form MUST be submitted to the TLC by November 1 of the current year for the upcoming year (for example, a designation for Calendar Year 2014 must be submitted to the TLC no later than November 1, 2013).
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