Thursday, June 1, 2017

NYC Ferry's South Brooklyn route launches Thursday | am New York

NYC Ferry's South Brooklyn route launches Thursday | am New York


Saturday, May 27, 2017

NYC TLC Fatigue Prevention

fatigue_prevention_faq.pdf

The NYC TLC revised fatigued driving prevention rules was passed on February 2, 2017 and applies both to Taxi and FHV.   
Basically, both Taxi and FHV drivers are prohibited from transporting passengers for more than 10 hours in any 24-hour period and for more than 60 hours in a calendarweek (Monday-Sunday).  As per TLC the earliest it will be start issuing summons under this new rule  is August 15, 2017.
       

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

NYC TLC and For-Hire Medical Forms Important Changes

A couple of good changes were made to the NYC TLC Forms (new applicants & renewing).  On all the NYC Taxi cab driver and For- Hire Vehicle Forms the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) has added the following instructions to the forms:     
"Medically fit means that the applicant is of sound physical condition with good eyesight and no epilepsy, vertigo, heart trouble or any other infirmity of body or mind to the extent that it would render the applicant unfit for the safe operation of a licensed vehicle at all times of the day".
I think that it's a good start from the TLC but more needs to be done.  This is important because many taxi drivers are probably not being properly evaluated (if at all) by some of the physicians that sign these forms.  I only say that because:  (1) Many drivers tell us so and (2) Drivers come to our office from other facilities because TLC did not accept the previous physical they had at that facility for whatever reason(s).
So beware of prices that seem too good to be true (like the ones for fifteen and twenty dollar physicals as seen in some of the Uber Driver Forums), because at that price it probably is too good to be true.  It may come back to haunt you later.
At DOT Medical Examiner in College Point we perform complete and thorough TLC physicals at reasonable prices .  We believe that you deserve the best evaluation as a driver, and most importantly we believe it is vital that public safety comes first.
Link to NYC TLC forms:  ​New Application
                                     ​For Hire Applicant-Renewing
Also, best news of all, the new forms above are now good for 90 days and not 30!  Hooray!
Be safe and do it right the first time.  So Call us today 718-701-5949 or 718-939-9020 for your next TLC Physical! or got to our ​website.  Thank you.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Uber Safety, Privacy and ADA Issues (from Al Jazeera)

Published 10 months ago, many of the issues brought up in this article continue to plague Uber.
The article from Al Jazeera America is titled the "Gap at the App- Uber's practices fall short of written policy", reviews and chronicles the safety, privacy and American with Disabilities Act issues that plaque this growing and expansive technological company with visions far beyond just transportation or the taxi business.