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NY: Taxi & Limousine Commission to Issue New Design Taxi Driver License

The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) announced in its newsletter that Starting May 18, 2020, it will issue a new design for TLC driver’s licenses. This change It is done to streamline the driver license renewal and application processes, allowing TLC to reduce the time it takes to print and mail a TLC license. In principle, only New York State drivers will be licensed with the new design when their current license expires.

The current TLC driver’s license is still valid. The New York State licensed drivers with current design They will receive a license with the new design when they renew their license. TLC will continue to issue licenses in the current format to non-New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) license holders until further notice.
For more information on the new driver’s license from the TLC, visit the website

Where my stimulus check?: How to can I track the status?

Everyone who is eligible for a economic impact payment , the IRS lets you track the status of your check through its “Get My Payment” web page. Due to high traffic on the IRS page, you may see a message that you have to wait before you can access the site.

Visit the IRS’ Get My Payment page and click on the link Get My Payment button to check the status of your economic impact payment. On the next page about authorized use, click OK.

After access the Get My Payment page, enter your social security number (SSN) or individual tax ID (ITIN), your date of birth on the format suggested, your street address and your ZIP or postal code. Then Tap Continue and that’s it.

Next page will show your payment status, whether it has been scheduled or if the service is still unable to determine your status. If you haven’t set up direct deposit with the IRS, the service can guide you through those steps so that your check is sent directly to your bank account. If you want to know how to set up direct deposit visit the non-filers IRS web page.

Uber, Lyft and FHV Drivers elegible to apply for unemployment Benefits due Covid-19 Crisis.

Due Covid-19 pandemic, all sector of the economic has been affected and the Taxi Services is one of them. Even Though this service have been cataloged as essential service, demand of taxis on New York city has gone down closer 10 percent. Sometime drivers has to wait at least one hour or more to receive a call. Much of Taxi Services companies and Yellow cabs have reduce the quantity of car available for pick up. Many Drivers have embrace “Stay at Home policy” to avoid contagious and cooperate with authorities on this fight against Coronavirus.

In response to the COVID-19 Crisis, Drivers of Uber, Lyft and other FHV will receive benefits for unemployment. This group can start applaying now. Yellow cab lease and owner drivers, benefits will begin after New York State setup a especial program form independent contractors called “Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA)”. Such program will grants
and additional $600 above the weekly New York State unemployment rate and you are eligible to receive it every week until July 31st.

  • Apply online at
  • Apply by phone by calling 1-888-209-8124
  • Click here to download a flowchart of the application process
  • Click here for a factsheet from the NYS Department of Labor

Applying for unemployment does not disqualify you from the stimulus check. We will be sharing more information on the latest federal stimulus package in the coming days. If you live out of state but work in New York, you should apply for unemployment in New York state. All rideshare and taxi drivers–even those outside New York–should look into unemployment benefits.

This information was extracted and updated from a email send by TLC External Affairs on April 20, 2020. To keep posted of new updates, please visit New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) website or NYTWA, including when and how to apply, see the resources here.


New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission Looking for TLC-licensed Driver to help on COVID-19 Crisis

Due COVID-19 pandemic New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) is looking for TLC-licensed drivers as essential service providers to help the City with a important work by delivering food to Newyorkers in need.

Drivers will be paid for this work. Drivers can be paid $15 dollars a hour plus reimbursement for gas mileage and tolls Even though. Even though this salary is under regular Driver income, it can help them to face the crisis that’s impacting Taxi Services at this time due COVID-19 pandemic.

To apply for this job, TLC is providing a virtual access to a application form where Drivers can add some simple information, such a name, phone number, email, TLC License, and details on getting paid. To sign up visit or send an email to if you have any issues signing up.

This information was extracted from TLC External Affairs News Letter last March 30.

MV-1 one of the best vehicle for people with mobility challenges and Disabilities

A reliable transportation is key factor to ensure that Americans with disabilities can actively participate in the labor force and gain acces to services like pharmacy, doctor appointment, etc. As a Disability Transportation Services company you need vehicles that meets all requirements to offer the best service to your customers. Here is where MV-1 come into the scene.

The MV-1 is a revolutionary accessible vehicle that dignify the transport of people with disabilities. No more people on the luggage area. Your families with mobility challenges travel on the safely front area of the MV-1. This and other features make MV-1 users ride much more comfortable and safely than Rear-entry minivan where users must be sit in the back.

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Safely, durable, easy to operate and Cost effective makes MV-1 a unique vehicle that accomplish all requirements that a modern world demand for people with disabilities. Take a look and discover more features that coming with the new MV-1 models visiting MV-1 website.

How to put your TLC Vehicle License in storage

Taxi and Limousine Commission allow For-Hire vehicle Owner to place their TLC Vehicle “on-hole” for a period of 90 days.

Steps to put your licese in storage?

  1. Print hte storage form from the TLC website.
  2. Take your vehicle to woodside. A TLC license inspector will remove the TLC inspection decals and complete section 3 of the TLC storage form.
  3. Surrender your TC Plates to NYS DMV.
    To surrender your plates contact your local NY DMV office. You will receive a NYS DMV FS6 receipt upon surrendering plates.
  4.  Email documents to TLC.
    Scan and send the TLC FHV storage form and the DMV FS6 receipt to (Please do not come to our Long Island City Facility to submit documentation. We will only accept documents via email.)
  5.  Vehicle license status & email notification.Once you have emailed us the storage form and DMV FS6 receipt, we will inactivate your license and mark it in storage for up to 90 days. A confirmation email will be sent to the email address on file with TLC. To update your email log into LARS and go to “Update Info”.If you have any questions, please email TLC at

You cannot operate your vehicle for-hire when your vehicle license is in storage. Operating for-hire without a current vehicle license is a violation of TLC rules.

Credits: TLC External Affairs.

The Manhattan district attorney’s office announced no charges against the cabdriver who struck a British tourist in midtown

“While she incredibly dismayed by this decision she does not let it affect he positive spirit, unbelievable strength and incredible poise, which she demonstrated to the world throughout this ordeal they said.

“When she was released from the hospital a month ago, Green thanked the good Samaritans who come to her rescue.

Fernando Mateo, the president of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers, praised Vance’s office for not pressing charges and suggested officials focus on regulating New York’s bicyclists to prevent similar accident.fernandomateo

“All cyclists who are operating as commercial riders should be registered with the city and carry some sort of permit that can be revoked if they do not comply with common sense safety measures” he said.

This article was posted on November 15, 2013 in the amNewYork Diary. Written by Ivan Pereida.

How to get a TLC Driver License

First step to get a TLC License you have to TLC web page and download the application for this matter and the instruction guide.

All NEW “Yellow” Taxicab & For-Hire Vehicle Driver Licenses will be one (1) year only and a license fee less than a hundred dollars. The first year of licensure will be considered a probationary year. At the end of your probationary year, you will be required to meet certain criteria. If you meet these criteria, a two (2) year renewal license will be issued. If you do not, you will not be issued a renewal license, and must apply for a new license, which once again begins with a probationary year.

Commuter Van & Para Transit Driver Licenses remain two (2) years and the license exceeds  one hundred fifty dollars.

Some requisite to apply for TLC driver license”

  • You must be at least 19 years old.
  • Proof of Address Requirement ; If your DMV license has a different address than the one
  • you put on your application.
  • A valid and original social security card.
  • No more than 7 DMV points within an 18-month period, calculated from the date of Application.
  • A valid and original DMV chauffeur’s license or its equivalent with a current photo appearance. NJ, PA, or CT Chauffer’s License Only.
  • 1Must be no older than six (6) months from the date you submit your application.

All requisite are listed on Driver’ New application Checklist requisite.

You may file your application at either of the facilities listed below. Customers visiting either facility must pass through a metal detector and will not be permitted into the building with any weapon or any item that may be used as a weapon. The average waiting time to be processed is approximately one to two hours.



32-02 Queens Boulevard,
Long Island City, NY 11101

Open: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday through Friday

No Appointments Required 


32-02 Queens Boulevard,

Long Island City, NY 11101

Open: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday through Friday

No Appointments Required


You must have no outstanding judgments to the TLC, NYS DMV Traffic Parking Violations Bureau (TVB), Department of Finance (DOF) Parking Violations and DOF Red Light Bureau.

If any outstanding judgments are discovered (i.e., unpaid tickets), your application will not be processed. If you have a driver’s license from New Jersey, Pennsylvania or, Connecticut you will need a Certified Abstract (State Driver Record) as proof that you do not owe money from the State DMV that issued your license.

This information was taken from  TLC Driver License new Application Instruction Guide.

A Limousine in New york city – The Taxi of Tomorrow?

The Evolution with the Limousine Service in NYC

nissan home taxi futuroMayor Bloomberg’s drive to produce the NYC limousine the taxi of tomorrow had been a selfless cause, and just sought to further improve or buses and its particular degree of customer service provided inside cities boroughs. The development of limousine services in the past decade suggested they were ideally placed in order to reach Mayor Bloomberg’s demands, so legalizing the range of non pre-booked fares by livery cabs was another logical part of his plan.

Limousine companies are already adding strings thus to their bow regularly nowadays, and get emerged as significant players from the fields of airport transportation and corporate travel in addition to continuing to dominate the motorhome market. Using this advancement, they have improved their fleets range and efficiency, while reducing their costs to mirror their additional revenue streams and for the benefit from new and existing customers.

It is possible to Taxi of Tomorrow in New York?

With Mayor Bloomberg having to shelve his plans for NYC limos however, a different have been suggested to appease everyone concerned. Following on from your much publicized taxi of tomorrow competition in Los angeles (where manufacturers were asked to design a lavish and spacious vehicle in order to develop the taxi industry) there is a proposal that would entail a whole new class of taxi’s being created in Nyc. These would be distinguished by the medallion and allowed collect fares coming from all sidewalks spare for the congested borough of Manhattan.

However, this new categorization of taxis would boast many of the benefits already made available from existing NYC limousine repair shops, and so the question that remains is whether taxi’s which can be superior with regard to style and efficiency can smart phone market their luxury competitors? If you think about the pre-booking facility available for Limousines, as well as the soaring fuel and fare prices which might be narrowing the purchase price difference between the 2, it appears to become just a couple of time ahead of the NYC limo is regarded as the true taxi of tomorrow.