This bill would require half of all black cars licensed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission—including those using app-based companies—to be accessible to persons with disabilities by 2025.
Int. No. 855
By Council Members Rodriguez and Constantinides
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring half of all black cars to be accessible to persons with physical disabilities
Be it enacted by the Council as follows:
Section 1. Chapter five of title 19 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 19-548 to read as follows:
§ 19-548 Accessibility requirements for black cars. Beginning January 1, 2025, at least half of all black cars shall be accessible vehicles, as such term is defined in section 19-534.
§ 2. This local law takes effect 180 days after it becomes law. The commission shall take any actions necessary for its implementation, including the promulgation of rules, prior to such effective date.