Vehicle Specifications for Accessible Taxicabs

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

 

In order to allow greater vehicle choice for medallion owners and a broader selection of vehicles for passengers who use wheelchairs, these proposed rules would permit taxicab medallion owners who are required to, or choose to, hack-up with an accessible vehicle to use approved vehicle models in addition to the Nissan NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow. In addition, the proposed rules would permit accessible taxicabs to add an accessible taxi symbol to the roof light. The proposed rules also remove outdated material relating to the introduction of the NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow in New York City.  Also, the proposed rule change would amend the technical specifications for taxicabs regarding partitions in vehicles, such as the NV200 Taxi of Tomorrow, where the partition is specifically designed to not interfere with the deployment of an airbag.

Public Hearing
Subject: 

Vehicle Specifications for Accessible Taxicabs Proposed Rules Hearing

Public Hearing Date: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 10:00am
Location: 
TLC Commission Meeting Room
33 Beaver Street 19th Floor
New York, NY 10004