The NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) approved raising the minimum pay for drivers working for High-Volume For-Hire (HVFHV) services. Scheduled to take effect Dec 19, 2022, a judge struck down the proposed rate increase Jan. 6, due to a legal action initiated by Uber. The current minimum pay rates are available at: https://www.nyc.gov/site/tlc/about/driver-pay-rates.page
On January 19, the TLC released the following Notice: “Minimum High-Volume For-Hire Driver Pay Rates to Increase Beginning February 1, 2023.
Despite the setback, the TLC released the following: “Pursuant to TLC Rule § 59D-22(a)(4), the minimum high-volume for-hire service driver pay rates will increase in accordance with the 2022 annual average increase in the CPI-W, resulting in a 6.39% increase in the minimum per-mile and per-minute rates.”
Beginning Feb. 1, the following minimum pay rates will be in effect:
- Non-WAV per mile: $1.234
- Non-WAV per minute: $0.564
- WAV per mile: $1.600
- WAV per minute: $0.564
- Out-of-town per mile (non-WAV): $1.434
- Out-of-town per mile (WAV): $1.860
- Out-of-town per minute: $0.652
Drivers may also utilize the Driver Pay Calculator to determine how much they may be entitled to:https://a156-nauf.nyc.gov/mrequpl/drvvcalc.html. Please call (718) 391-5539 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.