In order to provide training for drivers of wheelchair accessible taxicabs, you must sign a Memorandum of Understanding, a legal agreement between the trainer and the TLC. Courses must provide a minimum of three hours of training in the legal requirements of driving passengers with disabilities, passenger assistance, and sensitivity training. Trainers should have previous experience providing this type of training. Please see Chapter 54 for more details. Training courses must give a certificate of completion to drivers who finish the course. You must also electronically send TLC a list of drivers who finished the training.
Please call 718-391-5673 if you wish to become a trainer. For all other questions, please call 718-391-5501.
Vehicle Trainer List
Currently there are four organizations that are working with TLC to provide Passenger Assistance training. Please contact these vendors directly for training services:
EASTER SEALS OF NEW YORK
New York, NY 10004
Contact: Stan Scriven, M-Th 11am- 4PM
When calling outside of hours leave a
message and we will return your call
as soon as possible.
ADVANCE MOBILITY PLUS
847 East 43rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Please call the telephone number for information on the next available class.
For further information please contact us by phone or email.
MASTER CABBIE TAXI ACADEMY
24-29 Jackson Ave.
Long Island City, Queens. NY 11101
Contact: Terry Gelber
We are Located in LIC, Queens
(next to the Citi Corp Tower)
*Classes held numerous times per month.
By Subway: 7 Train to Court House Square
E Train to 23rd and Ely
We are Half Block from train Station
By Bus # 62 and # 38 @ Court Square
UNITED SPINAL ASSOCIATION
75-20 Astoria Boulevard
Jackson Heights, NY 11370
Contact: Abby Fitzsimmons
*When phoning please leave a message
and a representative of United Spinal
will return your call regarding training dates,
times, and location.
Classes are held on the third Tuesday of every month. Additional classes may be scheduled based upon demand.
Our building is located in the Bulova Building,
Suite 120, Jackson Heights, Queens. Entrance
to the building is on 25th Avenue, between 75
and 76th streets.
Take E, F, R or #7 train to 74th Street/Roosevelt
Avenue and transfer to Q47 bus.
Get off bus at 77th and 25th Avenue.
Resources and Links
Accessible Taxicab Medallion Owners
Accessible Taxicab Drivers