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    Does anyone know if there are states that dictate what type of vehicle must be used for a limousine service? Such as Colorado, gives a list of make/model vehicles that are acceptable, ie Lincoln towncar, Audi A6 series, Lexus LS series, Chev Suburban, etc.

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    Yes, some states and localities do regulate the type of vehicle(s) that may be used. CT is probably the most stringent; they do not allow any non-QVM/CMC vehicle and all for-hire vehicles are inspected for aisle width, ceiling height, as well as for safety items. New York City's Taxi & Limousine Commission regulates vehicles with a seating capacity under 14. Here too they only allow CMC/QVM approved vehicles to get TLC license plates and they inspect the vehicles every 6 months. NYS regulates those vehicles in excess of 14 passengers.
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    There is a serious problem with this now that alot of limo builders have gone out of business and there are very few QVM/CMC builders. I know for a fact that there are many many limos in NYC that are NOT QVM/CMC just look at every 25 passenger+ hummer or escalade limo and none of them are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by First Class Limos View Post
    There is a serious problem with this now that alot of limo builders have gone out of business and there are very few QVM/CMC builders. I know for a fact that there are many many limos in NYC that are NOT QVM/CMC just look at every 25 passenger+ hummer or escalade limo and none of them are.
    But those are not regulated in NYC by the city but instead by the State of New York.
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    most non qvm or cmc have nassau county or westchester county plates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLVD Limo View Post
    But those are not regulated in NYC by the city but instead by the State of New York.
    We do trips to NYC and it was probably around 2004 when they outlawed non-qvm limos from driving in Manhattan. They were causing gridlock because of wide turns, having to back up, etc. I remember this pretty well because we had just bought a 200" non-qvm Navigator from US Coachworks (which was located on Long Island), and that new rule basically put their "non-qvm" side out of business. I can't be 100 percent certain, but I believe the "no non-qvm vehicles in manhattan" rule was initiated by the TLC. Someone from NY or NJ probably knows this much better than I do. All I know now is that we don't send anything but QVM to NYC.
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    Ok, I guess it was the TLC that enacted it according to this Forum. I'm guessing the rule still exists. I know we've never sent a non-qvm into NYC since they put this in place. http://www.limousinesonline.com/show...CMC-LIMOUSINES
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    Quote Originally Posted by teebar47 View Post
    Does anyone know if there are states that dictate what type of vehicle must be used for a limousine service? Such as Colorado, gives a list of make/model vehicles that are acceptable, ie Lincoln towncar, Audi A6 series, Lexus LS series, Chev Suburban, etc.

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    You can drive a non-CMC/QVM vehicle in New York City (Manhattan, Queen, Brooklyn, Bronx, & Staten Island). You can't register them and get TLC license plates so that they can operate point-to-point in the city.

    The TLC does not regulate those vehicles that are over 14 passenger. Those vehicles must be inspected/licensed by the NYS-DOT Public Service Commision, meet bus standards, and get bus license plates.
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    Thanks for sharing this great information regarding limousine categories.

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