Independent Medallion Auction Expo
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM (EST)
New York, NY
Leading up to the February 26, 2014 auction, the TLC will be hosting an Independent Medallion Auction Exposition on January 15, 2014. We encourage all potential bidders to attend and visit with representatives from various taxi industry groups and business services. The Expo will be located at the CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016 from 10:00 A.M to 7:00 P.M. The purpose of the Independent Medallion Expo is to inform potential bidders about the bidding process and the requirements associated with owning a Medallion.
Interested bidders may also attend a free Passenger Assistance Training provided by United Spinal Association. At the training, you will learn how to better service passengers with disabilities who use wheelchairs, help wheelchair passengers to and from the sidewalk curb and secure passengers and his/her belongings in the vehicle. At the end of the training, you will get a certificate of completion which will bring you one step closer to becoming owner/driver of an accessible yellow taxi vehicle. Please have your hack license on hand during the training.
Interested bidders should only register for one training.
Interested vendors should register as an Exhibitor. Participation is limited and will be on a first come, first serve basis.
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NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission
The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), created in 1971, is the agency responsible for licensing and regulating New York City's medallion (yellow) taxicabs, for-hire vehicles (community-based liveries and black cars), commuter vans, paratransit vehicles (ambulettes) and certain luxury limousines. The Commission's Board consists of nine members, eight of whom are unsalaried Commissioners. The salaried Chair/Commissioner presides over regularly scheduled public Commission meetings, and is the head of the agency, which maintains a staff of approximately 600 TLC employees assigned to various divisions and bureaus.
The TLC licenses and regulates over 50,000 vehicles and approximately 100,000 drivers, and performs safety and emissions inspections of the 13,237 medallion taxicabs three times each year, as well as biennial inspections of all TLC-licensed For-Hire vehicles, making it the most active taxi and limousine licensing regulatory agency in the United States.