The New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC), in August, began enforcing a 2018 city law requiring High-Volume For-Hire Vehicle (HVFHV) bases like Uber and Lyft to document driver compensation, and their impact on the environment and the cab industry.
HVFHV licenses are required under the law for companies that provide more than 10,000 rides per day. The TLC can fine companies without the appropriate licenses up to $10,000 per car per day.
TLC spokesman Allan Fromberg confirmed that “the TLC has approved the applications for Lyft, Uber, and Via.”
“This is all baloney, and it’s going to stay the way it is unless someone in the [City] Council investigates,” said Christopher Lynn, who ran the TLC from 1996 to 1998.
Bronx Councilman Ruben Diaz, who introduced the bill, has called on Attorney General Letitia James to investigate what he said is a lack of oversight by the TLC.
Source: Crain’s New York Business