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Adopted Rules: Closed to Comments

Adopted Rules Content: 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Rule

On December 23, 2011 Governor Cuomo signed into law chapter 602 of the Laws of 2011, and on February 17, 2012, signed into law chapter 9 of the Laws of 2012, which amended the previous statute.  This legislation allows New York City to issue up to 18,000 transferable licenses to for-hire vehicles authorizing them to pick up passengers by street hail anywhere outside Manhattan (except for the airports) and in Manhattan north of West 110th Street and north of East 96th Street.  Up to 6,000 of these licenses for Street Hail Liveries can be issued in the first year of the program.  Twenty percent of these licenses will be set aside for wheelchair accessible vehicles.  As provided in the legislation, the TLC will make grants totaling up to $54 million available for SHL licensees who plan to purchase, or upfit, a vehicle for use as an Accessible Street Hail Livery.

As it moves forward to implement the program provided for in the legislation, the TLC has adopted rules that will govern the grant program.  These rules provide that 

  • Grants will be limited to $15,000
  • Grants can be used to purchase an accessible vehicle for use as a street hail livery or have a vehicle retrofitted to be accessible.
  • Vehicles can be no more than three years old and must have fewer than 30,000 miles on the odometer.
  • The vehicle must be:
    • A pre-approved purpose-built accessible vehicle, or
    • Upfitted as part of a pre-approved package and provided by a pre-approved dealer, or
    • Otherwise approved by the TLC
  • The TLC may require repayment of either the full grant amount, or a pro rata portion, if it determines, among other things, that a recipient is no longer operating the vehicle as an Accessible Street Hail Livery.  
Effective Date: 
Sat, 11/30/2013

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Proposed Rules Content: 

 

Statement of Basis and Purpose of Proposed Rule

 

On December 23, 2011 Governor Cuomo signed into law chapter 602 of the Laws of 2011, and on February 17, 2012, signed into law chapter 9 of the Laws of 2012, which amended the previous statute. This legislation allows New York City to issue up to 18,000 transferable licenses to for-hire vehicles authorizing them to pick up passengers by street hail anywhere outside Manhattan (except for the airports) and in Manhattan north of West 110th Street and north of East 96th Street. Up to 6,000 of these licenses for Street Hail Liveries can be issued in the first year of the program. Twenty percent of these licenses will be set aside for wheelchair accessible vehicles. As provided in the legislation, the TLC will make grants totaling up to $54 million available for SHL licensees who plan to purchase, or upfit, a vehicle for use as an Accessible Street Hail Livery.

 

As it moves forward to implement the program provided for in the legislation, the TLC is proposing rules that will govern the grant program. These rules provide that

 

·         Grants will be limited to $15,000.

·         Grants can be used to purchase an accessible vehicle for use as a street hail livery or have a vehicle retrofitted to be accessible.

·         Vehicles can be no more than three years old and must have fewer than 30,000 miles on the odometer.

·         The vehicle must be:

o   A pre-approved purpose-built accessible vehicle, or

o   Upfitted as part of a pre-approved package and provided by a pre-approved dealer, or

o   Otherwise approved by the TLC

·         Grants will be paid in installments over three years.

·         The TLC may withhold grant installments if it determines, among other things, that a recipient is no longer operating the vehicle as an Accessible Street Hail Livery.

 

These rules are authorized by Section 2303 of the Charter and Section 19-503 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York as well as the enabling legislation.

 

 

Subject: 

The Taxi and Limousine Commission is considering changing its rules. The change would set forth standards for the issuance of grants to persons acquiring vehicles to be used as Accessible Street Hail Liveries.

Location: 
Commission’s Public Hearing Room
33 Beaver St, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Contact: 

Taxi and Limousine Commission, Office of Legal Affairs
33 Beaver Street – 22nd Floor,
New York, New York 10004.
212-676-1102
tlcrules@tlc.nyc.gov
www.nyc.gov/nycrules

Proposed Rules: Closed to Comments

Agency:
Comment By: 
Monday, June 18, 2012
Proposed Rules Content: 



 Click here (.pdf) for the complete text of the proposed rule.