September 22, 2012

NEWS: New York City TLC Struggles to Clean Up Dollar Van Industry

NEW YORK - The following investigative report looks into illegal Dollar Vans continuing to operate on the streets of Brooklyn, New York. While some carriers have complied with licence and permit regulations, many continue to defy the law despite efforts by the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (NYC TLC) to clean up the Dollar Van industry. The NYC TLC had even undertaken a pilot program to utilize Dollar Vans to help serve abandoned transit routes that had been cut by the MTA. The program was discontinued because many Dollar Van drivers did not find the routes lucrative enough, service was sporadic, and ridership was low. To learn more read: City Seeks ‘Dollar Vans’ to Operate on Dead MTA Routes and Dollar Van Program a Total Bust.

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