Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Taxi News- Shorty tickets extended coverage from JFK

TLC Announces Pilot- Short Haul Tickets At JFK For Five Towns Destinations
The above link is the official press release from the Taxi And Limousine Commission. Now I've never used the JFK hold lot before, but for those taxi drivers that love it, you're going to love it even more now. 

This pilot program that started yesterday will give you (the cab driver) the short haul ticket you need to come back and arrive at the short haul line when you drive a customer to any of these towns in Nassau County, Long Island: Lawrence, Cedarhurst, Woodmere, Inwood, Hewlett Bay Park, Hewlett Harbor, Hewlett Neck, Hewlett, Woodsburgh, and North Woodmere. These fares are already doubled at the border (rate 5), plus you get to queue up quicker for a second ride of 45- 50 bucks to Manhattan.