Tuesday, August 14, 2018

NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission sets deadline today for new FHV vehicle licenses

Deadline is set to 5pm Today. 

This deadline (see:  NYC TLC Industry Notice) does not apply to Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) or current FHV vehicle owners because the one year pause or moratorium only affects applicants for new FHV licenses.  
"The date and time of the Base Affirmation filed for the vehicle will determine if the one year pause applies:  For Base Affirmations submitted BEFORE 5:00 PM today, Tuesday August 14, 2018, the regular FHV vehicle licensing requirements apply. These vehicles are not required to be Wheelchair Accessible.  For Base Affirmations submitted ON or AFTER 5:00 PM today, Tuesday August 14, 2018, the one-year pause will apply. These vehicles must be Wheelchair Accessible"...    NYC TLC notice.

The changes to FHV licenses was passed as a Bill by the New York legislature just a few days ago  and it was signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio today.  The reasons for the pause or moratorium was based on a study conducted about 1 month ago about the effects that app-based drivers like Uber and Lyft have on the economy of  New York City and other taxi drivers.  Of note, New York City is the biggest market for app-based companies.

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