Are Town Cars Exempt from the $10 Transit Strike Limit?

Friends of ours have been charged way more than usual for car rides to and from work in New York today, never once having left the zone. We were under the impression that the livery rules also applied to hired car services? Are we just wrong?

Update: 311 says car services aren’t livery services. We say the dictionary is a commie.


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  1. HassGoCubs says:

    Hired Cars (defined as cars that you can reserve in advance) are not subject to the TLC strike rate restrictions. However, they do have to submit their maximum rates to the TLC. If someone thought they were paying way, way too much for a ride, they should file a complaint with the TLC (online at…. that the fare was greater than the maximum fare that the car company has on file.

  2. Papercutninja says:

    Also, black car drivers are minions of Satan himself. They drive slow when you’re behind them, but tailgate you when you’re ahead.

  3. oldsmobuick says:

    I don’t think it’s just black car drivers. I’ve had chinese car drivers do the same to me.

  4. Papercutninja says:

    …i meant “BLACK CAR” ie the Lincolns, hired cars that drive around. Regardless of race.