Friday, May 23, 2014

SHLs Moving Ahead in August

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) is pleased to notify its licensees that, starting in August 2014, the TLC will begin selling the next installment of 6,000 Street Hail Livery (SHL or “boro taxi”) permits.

Between now and then, the TLC will be working with the New York State Department of Transportation, disability advocates, the New York City Council and members of the boro taxi industry to determine how many of these new permits will be required to be used with a wheelchair accessible vehicle.

Also during this period the TLC will host outreach events in each borough to share information about the boro taxi program with, and to elicit feedback on the program from, the public and potential permit purchasers.

Starting in mid-July, the TLC will begin e-mailing prospective purchasers who are currently on the wait list to schedule appointments to purchase these permits.  E-mails with the date and time of the purchase appointment will be sent to the e-mail address provided by the prospective purchaser when they placed themselves on the wait list.  All appointments will be scheduled at the TLC's Licensing facility in Long Island City, Queens.

Please check our website at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/tlc/html/industry/shl.shtml for updates and additional information on the status of the program, as well as for locations and details on the boro taxi borough events.

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