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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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STATEMENT OF BASIS AND PURPOSE OF RULES

 

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.

 

 

Subject: 

Rules Governing High-Volume For-Hire Service Providers

Location: 
TLC hearing room
33 Beaver St 19th floor
New York, NY 10004
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Proposed Rules: Open to Comments

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018
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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.

 

Subject: 

Congestion Surcharge for Taxicab and For-Hire Vehicle Trips

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