The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), as lead agency, has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a proposed issuance of up to 2,000 new yellow taxi medallions. All of these new yellow taxi medallion licenses are restricted to vehicles that are accessible to individuals who use wheelchairs. On March 9, 2012, the TLC published a Draft Scope of Work for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement and an Environmental Assessment Statement (EAS) and issued a Positive Declaration. A public scoping meeting on the Draft Scope of Work was held on April 19, 2012 at TLC’s Commission Meeting Room. In accordance with the requirements of the City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR) and the State Environmental Review Act (SEQRA), the TLC has prepared a DEIS that identifies the potential environmental or economic impacts of increasing the number of new yellow taxi medallions.
Please be advised that the public hearing regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Statement that was scheduled for Tuesday, June 12, 2012 has been postponed until further notice.
Members of the public can download the DEIS and the Notice of Completion by clicking on the below links.
Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Appendix D – Transportation Technical Backup (Zip File)
Notice of Completion
If you would like to give TLC feedback on what you think should be considered in the review, please submit written comments to the attention of Justine Johnson at NYC TLC, 33 Beaver St., 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to submit your comments in-person, you will have the opportunity to do so at a public hearing. When a hearing is scheduled, this web site will be updated with the hearing's date, time, and location.