Rule status: Proposed
Comment by date: April 5, 2022
Rule Full Text
The Taxi and Limousine Commission is proposing amendments to the rules that would create a taxi flat fare of $39 for trips between LaGuardia Airport and Manhattan, south of West 110th St and East 96th St, and increase the taxi flat fare for trips between Kennedy Airport and Manhattan to $65.
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April 5, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am EDT
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Online comments: 5
The proposal for the $39 dollar flat fare is way too cheap for LGA. Looking right now, the estimated fare for me (according to CURB) is 52 dollars for a 24 minute ride (barely any traffic right now). If we lower it to 39 dollars, that is a lot of lost income for taxi drivers, especially during high traffic times. No taxi driver would do that ride for 39 dollars. It’s not worth it.
I agree that we should raise the JFK flat fare, but it should be higher to account for when there is traffic.
The proposed price for LGA is way too cheap. Not only does it mean less money per trip for TLC workers than today’s prices, but it will lead to more people taking cabs, causing more congestion on the highways between Manhattan and LGA, which will also slow down trips to JFK.
The proposed flat rate for a taxi ride between LGA and Manhattan is way too cheap. This underpriced flat rate will increase the number of people taking cabs and increase congestion. Less money per trip will go to TLC workers than under the current pricing scheme.
The proposed flat rate pricing scheme is also deeply inequitable. Why should residents of the outer boroughs, including those whose trips are shorter than trips from LGA to Manhattan, pay more if they need to take a cab to the airport? According to US Census Data from 2019, median income in Manhattan is $50,985 – far higher than the median income in Queens at $31,992, Brooklyn at $31,406, and the Bronx at $22,232 – so not only would this scheme subsidize longer trips, it would be subsidizing those trips for wealthier New Yorkers.
This is a great idea – a win for taxi drivers and a win for consumers. For those saying the flat rate is “too cheap”, maybe Manhattan should be divided into zones so those living closer to LGA pay the base fare, with adjustments made based on distance.
I am a medallion owner, who agrees with proposed the TLC amendments to the rules that would create a taxi flat fare of $39 for trips between LaGuardia Airport and Manhattan, south of West 110th St and East96th St, and increase the taxi flat fare for trips between Kennedy Airport and Manhattan to $65. In addition, I would like the TLC increased a fare for all yellow taxis by 20% because the last time the fare was increased on Sept. 6, 2012 year, almost 10-years ago. It is time comes to increase a fare for all yellow taxi medallion as the expenses of riding a yellow taxi medallion have risen significantly.