Congestion Surcharge for Taxicab and For-Hire Vehicle Trips

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Comment By: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018


Statement of Basis and Purpose


In April 2018 the New York State Tax Law was amended to impose a Congestion Surcharge on taxi and for-hire vehicle trips that begin, end or pass through Manhattan, south of 96th street. Beginning January 1, 2019, the State will assess a Congestion Surcharge of $2.50 per trip in yellow taxis, or $2.75 per trip in For-Hire Vehicles. For Shared Rides the surcharge is reduced to $0.75 per passenger. If the passenger requests a Shared Ride, the trip is entitled to the Shared Ride surcharge even if no other passenger joins. The surcharge does not apply if the trip does not start and end in New York State, or if the trip is provided by or on behalf of the MTA. Proceeds from the Congestion Surcharge will be used to fund the City’s subway system, MTA facilities, equipment and services located in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island, and the general operating and capital costs of the MTA.

 State Law requires that that the Congestion Surcharge must be passed on to the passenger and may not be deducted from the driver’s pay. Additionally, State Law further requires that Medallion Owners and FHV Bases remit the surcharge to the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.

 TLC is proposing these rules to reflect this new State Law obligation on Medallion Owners and FHV Bases to collect the Congestion Surcharge.


Public Hearing

Congestion Surcharge for Taxicab and For-Hire Vehicle Trips

Public Hearing Date: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 10:00am

No contact

TLC hearing room
33 Beaver St 19th floor
New York, NY 10004