FOR-HIRE VEHICLE

Flickr - Eric Konon

Flickr - Eric Konon

For-Hire-Vehicles (FHVs) in New York City include livery car services, community car services, and luxury limousines.  There are currently 39,375 licenced FHVs in New York City and 54,230 licensed drivers. Unlike taxis, FHVs are barred from picking up street hails and must rely on telephone dispatch from 735 vehicle bases across NYC.

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission licenses and regulates FHVs and FHV bases.

 

NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission, 2013.

NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission, 2013.

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Sources

New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission. “Current Licensees, For-Hire-Vehicle Drivers.” 2013.

NYC.gov, "Understanding the For-Hire Vehicle Industry."