Author Topic: MADDENING - This Why The TLC Commissioner Meera Joshi Must Go- Clean House  (Read 187 times)

YELLO

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New York’s taxi regulators are putting their trust in the ride-hail app — and other services, such as Lyft and regular black cars — to self-report how many rides they take through the new congestion-price zones in Manhattan, according to newly proposed rules from the TLC.

Yellow and green cabs will have their meters measure exactly how much they will have to pay per ride under a new plan to add surcharges to trips in parts of Manhattan to cover the cost of new MTA repairs.

But car services like Uber will have no surcharge software in their meters — and city officials would have to take the companies’ word for much they owe to cover the new $2.75-per-ride congestion surcharge.
It’s remarkably unfair and potentially throws the whole surcharge program under a cloud,” said Charles Komanoff, who sat on Gov. Cuomo’s Fix NYC advisory panel.

“You can’t have hundreds of millions of dollars needed by the government dependent on the good graces of private business.”

Not only will the companies be able to self-report what they pay for the surcharge, they will also control the numbers on how big of an impact the cars make on congestion, critics say.

“The city gave the TLC wide authority to regulate Uber, and they have yet to move an inch on doing that,” said Richard Lipsky, a taxi-industry advocate.

There have been issues with Uber’s self-reporting in the past. It long battled over sharing detailed trip data with the city until bowing to a rule change last year that made it mandatory.

I wonder if Meera, Allan Fromberg, Bill Hinzman and Governor Andrew Cuomo will be receiving Friends and Family stock from Uber?

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This really sucks!

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She is cleaning house by getting rid of the medallion taxis. A passenger I picked up at LGA from Chicago told me the cabs are all but gone in that city.  :'(

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First they took the rates off the doors, now they're changing the license plates. When you're issued a new plate, the medallion number is no longer the vehicle's plate number. What's the deal with the "Y" plates?

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The reason the medallion numbers were put on the plates was to better identify the taxi. This was done many years ago. To change it to something else is counterproductive and insane!!!!!!!!!
« Last Edit: October 30, 2018, 08:10:26 PM by nyctaxinews »

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Huh....Cant be That Bad a Deal....So The Passenger Cant Get a Plate when you Whiz by them.....

YELLO

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Re: MADDENING - This Why The TLC Commissioner Meera Joshi Must Go- Clean House
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2018, 03:09:26 PM »
In my opinion, the TLC wants to alter the appearance of the NYC  yellow taxi cab.
I think the next item on their " modify" list will be the roof light.

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Re: MADDENING - This Why The TLC Commissioner Meera Joshi Must Go- Clean House
« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2018, 04:25:35 PM »
How would they modify the roof light?  Get rid of it?

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Re: MADDENING - This Why The TLC Commissioner Meera Joshi Must Go- Clean House
« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2018, 04:54:53 PM »
It will be whatever Uber/Josh Gold/ Ashwini Chhabra/ David S. Yassky,  tells the TLC. Maybe they'll remove it or replace it with  a "T" or a "Y".
« Last Edit: November 01, 2018, 06:11:06 PM by YELLO »