Industry Notice #19-1

January 10, 2019




The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is changing its policies for operation of the Terminal B Garage at LaGuardia Airport.

Beginning January 12, 2019, drivers using levels 3 through 7 of the Terminal B Garage and paying with credit/debit or cash must take a ticket at the entry plaza.

Those drivers with E-ZPass Plus will not be required to take a ticket and will automatically be charged any required payments for parking through their E-ZPass Plus tag.

Drivers paying with credit/debit or cash can use the pay-on-foot machines located on levels 1, 3, and 4. Drivers paying with credit/debit can also pay at the exit plaza.

The cost of using levels 3 through 7 is as follows:

  • First 30 minutes: free
  • Each additional 30 minutes: $5 per half hour
  • Maximum daily charge: $39

Levels 1 and 2 will continue to be available for FHV staging at no cost and no time limit.




Industry Notice #19-2

January 11, 2019


Beginning February 1, 2019, all High Volume For-Hire Services (HVFHS), including Uber, Lyft, Via and Juno, must pay their drivers at least the minimum per-trip payment amount established by the Taxi and Limousine Commission’s Driver Pay Rules.

The minimum pay rates can be found on the TLC website where drivers can also use the Driver Pay Calculator to determine the minimum they must be paid for each trip.

All FHV bases must also provide drivers with receipts showing all payments and deductions. Drivers who lease their vehicles must receive written agreements in plain language specifying all costs as well as receipts showing all deductions and charges.

Also beginning February 1, 2019, the maximum yellow taxi driver credit card surcharge will be reduced to $7 daily and $49 weekly.

Yellow taxi drivers can lease taxis for shifts under 12 hours.

They can require taxi owners to compensate drivers for the cost of damage to the taxi that the driver paid to the vehicle owner for which the owner was later reimbursed through a separate source.

For more information, please visit the TLC website or email




Industry Notice #19-3

January 14, 2019


On October 3, 2018, the Taxi and Limousine Commission adopted rules to amend the wheelchair accessibility requirements for For-Hire Vehicle Bases.

The rules provide bases with two options to provide accessible service:

  1. the Trip Mandate, which requires at least 5% of their annual trips to be serviced in wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs), or

  2. the Exception, which allows bases to associate with an approved Accessible Vehicle Dispatcher (companies licensed with TLC to provide wheelchair accessible service on behalf of other bases).

Effective January 14, 2019, all For-Hire Vehicle bases must provide wheelchair accessible service, either through the Trip Mandate or the Exception.

Passengers wishing to book a wheelchair accessible trip in a For-Hire Vehicle can call their local car service or use an app-based service such as Uber and Lyft. If any TLC-licensed car service is unable to provide wheelchair accessible service, passengers should make a report to 311.