More Taxis Needed at Area Airports!
“Flights have increased at LaGuardia and JFK Airports, and more Yellow Taxis are needed for arriving passengers, particularly in evenings, per @PANYNJ. Please visit @lgataxi and @TaxiJFK to check capacity at the hold lot, and the number of Taxis recently dispatched.”
– NYC TLC
Good Service Behaviors vs. Bad Ones
“When you are talking about a service there’s often a huge difference in quality from one company to another, [due to] the behavior of the people providing the service. Bad behavior in our industry hurts a lot more than in most industries. If a rider is dissatisfied with your company, they might stop using your company altogether… but the bad behavior of a certain driver might [also] convince a passenger to take the bus next time.”
- Accept every trip and remember that one trip leads to another.
- Drive at a safe speed and avoid abrupt stops or sharp turns.
- Clean your car before every shift; check for back seat debris between trips.
– The Transportation Alliance
Vehicle Retirement Extension Bill for Taxis
On May 28, New York’s City Council introduced a bill to provide an automatic 6-month retirement extensions for any taxicab and a 12-month extension for accessible taxicabs. The bill can be viewed by clicking here.
Check if Your Vehicle Has Recalls
Click here to check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website to see if your vehicle has any recalls. Checking the site regularly can help improve safety and potentially save you money.
Motor Vehicle Crashes Spiked Last Year
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and CNN, 38,680 people died in motor vehicle crashes in 2020. That’s the largest projected number of deaths since 2007, despite a 13.2% decrease in miles traveled from the prior year.
Help Battle Racism
The NYC TLC has published a request for information to develop an implicit bias and anti-racism professional development training course for its licensed drivers. Learn more by clicking here.