This notice about commuter van renewal was passed on to us by Community Board 5. According to Taxi & Limousine Commission, the local community board and elected officials were notified six weeks prior to this notice going into the City Register. I followed up with Councilman Dromm's office and Community Board 4 and both said they never received any notification.
Comments to NYC DOT MUST be submitted no later than July 17th. If the commuter vans have been an issue for you, please submit comments. You will note that they want authorization to add more commuter vans. One of my comments will be that if they didn't make pickups outside their authorized zone they wouldn't need more vans! On our side of Queens Boulevard they're only authorized to operate in a portion of Elmhurst - which doesn't include Calamus Avenue!! As most of you know, they're all over northern and central Maspeth, Winfield and more recently Middle Village - communities outside of their authorized zone.