Legislative Forum – Taxi & Livery Issues of Today & Tomorrow
- June 26, 2012 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Baruch College - Conference Center
151 E. 25th St. (bet. Lexington & Third Aves.), 7th Floor
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- University Transportation Research Center, Region II
- Hon. Marty Golden, New York State Senator
- Hon. James Vacca, NYC Council Transportation Committee Chairman
- Hon. Micah Kellner, New York State Assemblyman
- Panel Moderator: Matthew Daus, Former NYC Taxi & Limousine Commissioner and a Distinguished Lecturer at CUNY’s Transportation Research Center
There will be dramatic changes resulting from legislative events of the past year that may profoundly impact the taxi, livery and for-hire ground transportation industry in New York City. The New York State Legislature and NYC Council have been more active and instrumental in making such changes than at any other time in recent memory. Three of the most influential, involved and experienced legislators representing all three legislative bodies involved in these issues and reforms will engage in a panel discussion to explore a wide range of topics, to be moderated by former NYC Taxi & Limousine Commissioner Matthew Daus, a Distinguished Lecturer at CUNY’s Transportation Research Center.
Topics will include:
- the 5 Borough Livery Street Hail Law and Enforcment issues
- the emerging role of technology (smart phone Apps, data collection and black box accident data recorders)
- wheelchair accessibility (the ADA and state grants/tax credits)
- sustainable transportation
- tax policy (MTA surcharges and sales taxes)
- the Taxi of Tomorrow.
Senator Golden, Councilman Vacca and Assemblyman Kellner will discuss specific legislation that they have authored and passed, the legislative policy making process, and what is in store for the future on these and other issues.