Industry Notice #18-13
August 30, 2018
The following companies have been approved to participate in the TLC’s new Flex Fare Pilot Program:
• Waave Inc. — http://www.waave.co
• Myle Technologies Inc. — http://ridemyle.com
On May 29, 2018, TLC approved the Flex Fare Pilot Program, which allows licensed E-Hail apps to offer passengers binding, up-front fare quotes when booking a yellow taxi or a Street-Hail Livery through a mobile app.
Drivers will receive Flex Fare trip offers through E-Hail apps. The offers will include the fare drivers would receive if they choose to accept. Drivers are not required to accept these offers. Drivers will not use the taximeter during these trips. Passengers will pay for these trips, including any tips, in the E-Hail app and companies will pay the drivers directly.
Passengers hailing in the street are not impacted by the Flex Fare Pilot Program. Drivers must continue to use the taximeter for all street hail trips.
Drivers interested in participating should reach out to either of the approved companies. To learn more about the pilot or to see the most up-to-date list of participants, visit the TLC website: http://www.nyc.gov/html/tlc/html/technology/flexible_fare_pilot.shtml