What is the Taxi Improvement Fund?
The TLC created the Taxi Improvement Fund (TIF) to support medallion owners who place wheelchair accessible taxicabs into service. TIF ensures that all customers have equitable access to taxicab transportation services.
Who is eligible?
Owners and Agents of medallions that are hacked up to Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) are eligible for Taxi Improvement Fund (TIF) Assistance.
Eligibility criteria for hack-up payments include:
Eligibility for operational payments include:
An agent may enroll on behalf of the medallion owner for any medallion(s) that he or she manages.
Vehicle and Licensee Requirements
To be eligible for this financial assistance, owners are required to:
How Do Payments Work?
For each WAV taxicab, enrolled owners or agents are eligible to receive a one-time payment of $14,000. Enrolled owners or agents are also eligible to receive up to an additional $4,000 a year using a WAV taxicab.
|Individual Payment Amounts||Frequency of Payment||Duration of Payments|
|Hack Up Payment||$14,000||Following Successful Hack Up||One payment per VIN|
|Operational Payments||$1,000||Following Quarterly payment cycle||Life of vehicle (VIN), as long as trip minimum is met|
How Do I Enroll?
Enrollment begins at the start of each month, following the Payday & Enrollment Calendar. Enrollment takes approximately one month to complete and requires the following steps:
If you do not receive an email update from the TLC one month after submitting an application contact email@example.com.
For more information visit Taxi Improvement Fund - Frequently Asked Questions page.