Metric Monday is back! Today, take a look at how passengers are travelling to and from local airports!
Taxis cruising down 34th Street circa 1930.
It’s #MetricMonday! Today’s graphic shows the components of the TLC’s taxi technology system - TPEP - and each of it’s components.
Yellow Taxis graced the cover of the New Yorker in this issue from 1937.
We just launched a new Car Service “Basefinder”! Use our interactive map to locate the car service/livery base nearest and most convenient to you and get their contact info. It also indicates which bases have wheelchair accessible vehicles affiliated to them that are available for dispatch. You can access the map on our website at nyc.gov/taxi under the Passenger Information tab or by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1mfYJS5
It’s #metricmonday again! Today’s #infographic shows data on the percentage of all yellow taxis on the road and occupied by day and time.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Saturday that he would nominate a veteran of the Taxi and Limousine Commission as its chairwoman, moving to fill a lingering vacancy at the agency, which he chided frequently during the mayoral campaign.
The nominee, Meera Joshi, served as the commission’s general counsel beginning in 2011 and helped oversee the Bloomberg administration’s push to expand street hail service beyond Manhattan, and to install the Nissan NV200 as a fleetwide vehicle known as the Taxi of Tomorrow.
Mr. de Blasio, who in a statement on Saturday called Ms. Joshi a “dedicated public servant,” has often criticized both Bloomberg policies. A spokesman later said the mayor was still reviewing how to proceed on each. Thousands of street-hail livery taxis, cast in green, are already on the streets; the Taxi of Tomorrow plan was blocked in court.
In an interview on Saturday, Ms. Joshi called the green-cab program a success, adding that it was “filling a needed service gap.” She said it “would be premature” to give an opinion on the future of the Taxi of Tomorrow.
Among her first priorities, Ms. Joshi said, will be overseeing a settlement between the city and advocates for disabled passengers to make half of yellow taxis wheelchair-accessible by 2020. A framework of the settlement was announced last year.
Ms. Joshi, 45, who left the agency last month for a job at New York University, said the nomination was somewhat unexpected, given Mr. de Blasio’s fractious relationship with the previous chairman, David S. Yassky.
“At first, I was surprised,” Ms. Joshi said. “When you think about it further, it’s not surprising. He’s been emphasizing a need for deliberation and process. And those are two of my trademarks.”
Indeed, reaction from the taxi industry, which has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Mr. de Blasio, was overwhelmingly positive, even among groups that had opposed Ms. Joshi in her previous role. In a rare moment of accord, yellow-taxi and for-hire vehicle groups both issued statements praising Ms. Joshi, and Bhairavi Desai of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance complimented Ms. Joshi’s “sense of justice.”
Ms. Joshi’s nomination must be approved by the City Council.
Before joining the taxi commission, she held high-ranking posts at the city’s Civilian Complaint Review Board and its Department of Investigation, where her duties included overseeing investigations into possible crimes at the taxi commission.
Though Mr. Yassky became a familiar face to many riders as the star of public service ads shown on seat-back screens in taxis, Ms. Yoshi said she was unlikely to assume the part.
“That’s not a role I envision myself in, in a city full of talented and beautiful people,” she said.
She added, though, that her former boss had been both.
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The New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission wishes to announce that 32 Accessible Minifleet Medallions will be offered for sale, in lots of two, through the receipt of sealed competitive bids. The TLC will receive bids in person on March 19, 20, 21 and 24, 2014, from 9:00 A.M. through 12:00 Noon at its offices at 33 Beaver Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10004.
These bids will be publicly opened on March 25, 2014, commencing at 11:00 A.M. at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007. TLC’s offices and the auction facility are wheelchair accessible.
All interested bidders must submit their sealed bids on March 19, 20, 21 and 24, 2014, between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 12:00 Noon at the NYC TLC, 33 Beaver Street, 19th Floor, New York, NY 10004.
Bid packages, bidding instructions, bidder requirements, ownership requirements and further details are available online at www.nyc.gov/taxi and at all TLC facilities.