Taxis, Charter Buses & Limousines on Block Island

The Town of New Shoreham licenses all taxis, taxi drivers, charter buses and limousines operating on Block Island. Taxi rules and rates are set locally.

Transportation Network Services

Uber, Lyft and other transportation network services are not licensed by the Town.

Current Licenses

Currently there are 32 active taxi licenses, 2 active charter bus licenses, and 0 limousine licenses. Thirty people are on the taxi wait list and 1 person is on the bus wait list. The average wait time on the taxi and bus wait lists is 16 years.


Complaints about service or rates are handled through the Commission on Motor Vehicles for hire. If you have a criminal complaint, contact the New Shoreham Police Department on Beach Avenue or at 401-466-3200.