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September 29, 2022

TLC Supercharges Money Pot To Put More Accessible Cabs On Road

The city is proposing to more than triple the amount of money it collects on behalf of owners and drivers of wheelchair-accessible taxis through new surcharges geared at meeting a long-delayed 50% accessibility mandate. The Taxi and Limousine Commissions proposed rules change would increase an existing 30-cent customer surcharge on all yellow and green taxi trips to $1 to help fund accessibility upgrades ordered nearly a decade ago as part of a landmark federal class-action lawsuit settlement. The settlement originally called for half of the then-13,237 medallion cabs to be accessible by 2020.

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