See: safety & emissions at NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission
Law: NYC Administrative Code (Title 19, Chapter 5, Sections 19-533: Clean Air Taxis, and 19-534: Clean air and accessible taxicab and for-hire vehicle plan)
Rules: Rules of the City of New York (Title 35, Chapter 3, Section 3-03 - 3-03.3: Taxicab Specifications)
Summary: Taxicabs and for-hire vehicles are governed by specifications for safety, quality and comfort and regulated by the Taxi and Limousine Commission. Local Law 72 of 2005 designates certain alternative fuel vehicles as eligible to be used as taxicabs to support NYC's policy to reduce air pollution and conserve fuel.
Amendments: Local Law 52 of 2006 extends the retirement period for clean air and accessible taxicabs. Local Law 53 of 2006 requires the creation of a plan to promote the use of clean air and accessible taxicabs and for-hire vehicles.
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