Uptowns Rep. Rodriguez Is Leveling The Playing Field In The Taxi Industry (Spanish)

Here are remarks, as prepared for delivery, by uptown Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez at the Committee on For-Hire Vehicles hearing on Monday, April 30th: Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rep. Espaillat Presents Viable Alternative For NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission

Today, Rep. Adriano Espaillat addressed the need for better policies in response to the growing influx of new driving services, rideshare applications and challenges facing New York City taxi drivers with the current licensing and regulation structure of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC). Continue Reading →

Department Of Consumer Affairs And Partners Kick Off The Tax Season From Harlem To Hollis

Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas today kicked off the tax season with the launch of the Agency’s 16th annual tax season campaign and encouraged New Yorkers who earned $66,000 or less to file for free using NYC Free Tax Prep. Continue Reading →

TLC Launches Citywide Accessible Dispatch Service From Harlem To Hollis

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) today officially launched its expanded Accessible Dispatch program, offering passengers a convenient, user-friendly way to request a wheelchair-accessible taxicab throughout the five boroughs. Continue Reading →

Uptown’s Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez Introduces Bill To Save The Taxi Industry

Today, October 17th at 12:00PM on the steps of City Hall, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, chair of the Council Transportation Committee held a press conference where he announced the introduction of a bill and ongoing efforts to ease the burden of declining taxi medallion values, and make the yellow taxi more competitive. Continue Reading →

Council Transportation Committee Hearing Opening Remarks By Chair Ydanis Rodriguez

Today Monday, September 25th at 1:00pm the New York City Committee on Transportation held an oversight hearing on the topic of “Taxi Medallion Values” and introduced bill 963 which would create a task force to study. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Taxi-Medallion Sales Rev Up

Crains New York reports that Guy Roberts has operated taxi fleets in the city for nearly four decades. And despite the cab industry’s recent troubles, he believes it’s on solid financial ground. Continue Reading →

How Harlem Investor Got The Worse End When Uber Crashed The Taxi Market (Updated)

Crains New York reports that when Dr. Amarpreet Singh received a tip from a patient back in 2013, he was all ears. The city was expanding its taxi fleet, the patient explained. Continue Reading →

From Harlem To Hollis Accessible Dispatch Rules Pass Unanimously Approved By TLC

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By New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) today unanimously approved proposed rules creating an operational framework for the expansion of its Accessible Dispatch Program to dispatch Yellow Medallion and Green Cabs to passengers in all five boroughs. Continue Reading →