The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) has proposed a rule that would deeply cut drivers’ income, while they could achieve their same goals without risking our lives. Email the TLC right now to tell them drivers believe in dignity for people in wheelchairs, but the TLC doesn’t have to slash driver income to improve service.


Tomorrow, the TLC is meeting to hear testimony on an unfair and impractical Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV) rule. While we support wheelchair accessibility, and we know our fellow workers support getting more Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles on the road, we cannot support a rule so severe, and on such an unrealistic timeline that it will endanger the public by drastically cutting our income.

We need as many FHV workers as possible to tell the TLC you oppose the proposed rule.

Tomorrow’s hearing isn’t one New York’s 100,000 FHV workers can afford to ignore.

Already, we’re struggling to make a living while balancing vehicle maintenance, out-of-pocket medical care, and wages that seem to drop every time Uber and Lyft feel like tweaking their algorithms. Now, we’re staring down the barrel of a new Wheelchair Accessibility rule that will decimate our ability to make a living.

You can help save FHV workers from this impractical WAV rule. Email the TLC to tell them you oppose the rule.

We have been trying to make contact with the advocates for people with disabilities to get them to meet with For-Hire Vehicle workers so we can work hand in hand to create a fair rule, but we’re having difficulty getting them to listen, which is why we have to mobilize.

Quick facts about this rule:

We support getting more WAVs on the road, and people in wheelchairs need a better service. But getting more WAVs on the road by cutting the income of 100,000 workers in half is unacceptable. Tell the TLC you oppose this rule. If you have contacts with any advocates for people with disabilities, please tell them we want to work together to build a future that works for people in wheelchairs and hard working drivers alike.