Last Updated on January 8, 2018 by Lawrence Berezin
Street Hail Summons issued by TLC are the weapon of choice against livery cab drivers
A Street hail summons has a chilling effect on a livery driver.
Has this happened to you? It’s raining cats and dogs on a dreary night in one of the outer boroughs of NYC. You didn’t expect the torrential downpour. After 15 minutes trying to hail a meter taxi cab, you are soaking wet. Not even one empty taxi cab passed you on the street, only livery cabs.
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The TLC has significantly increased the number of street hail summons. Over the past several months, the TLC has stepped up enforcement of the anti-street hail laws. “Some 256 were drivers ticketed in February, a figure that quadrupled to 1,178 in March”
“The move comes on the heels of a city announcement that the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) wants to create a new fleet of approximately 6,000 metered cabs that could pick up street hails in the outer boroughs and upper Manhattan.”
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