Rules Governing High-Volume For-Hire Service Providers

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Comment By: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018




On August 14, 2018 Mayor de Blasio signed Local Law 149 of 2018, which creates a separate licensing category for for-hire transportation services that dispatch more than 10,000 trips per day, referred to in the legislation as High-Volume For-Hire Services (HVFHS). This new licensing class would be in addition to existing Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) license classes. These proposed rules establish the criteria for obtaining a HVFHS License, which any High-Volume For-Hire Service must obtain in order to dispatch trips in New York City.


Specifically, to obtain and HVFHS license, applicants must:


  •   submit a list of bases through which the HVFHS will dispatch trips
  •   pay a biennial licensing fee
  •   submit a business plan, addressing the HVFHS’s past and anticipated vehicle count, trip volume, service areas, and compliance with the TLC’s accessibility requirements
  •   assess the impact of the HVFHS on traffic congestion, local transportation, and noise
  •   provide a description of all deductions it proposes to charge for-hire vehicle owners or drivers as well as estimates of gross hourly earnings of drivers, and
  •   provide detailed trip and revenue data on an ongoing basis.







TLC’s authority for these rules is found in section 2303 of the New York City Charter and sections 19-503 and 19-548 of the New York City Administrative Code.



Public Hearing

Rules Governing High-Volume For-Hire Service Providers

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

No contact

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