TLC Factbook 2016

The TLC Factbook was last published by the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission in 2014. In the last two years, the taxi & for-hire industries in New York have changed substantially. Street Hail Liveries (SHLs, known commonly as green taxis), which first appeared in 2013, now provide more street hail service in areas across the city outside the core area of Manhattan. In 2014, the TLC committed to significantly increasing access to medallion taxis and SHLs by mandating that large portions of these fleets convert to wheelchair-accessible vehicles. Conversion—which has already begun—will happen over a period of years and will make New York City’s fleet the most accessible in the nation. Also during this time, more passengers began using smartphone apps to arrange for-hire service. All of these changes have brought new travel options to passengers. 


TLC continues to make additional data publicly available. In 2015, TLC published medallion taxi and SHL trip records online, which thousands of users download each month, and in 2016, we added monthly FHV trip data. Data from this Factbook are available at If you have ANY questions about TLC, find your answer here.

Bill de Blasio Mayor - Meera Joshi Commissioner

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