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New York TLC Commissioner Open to Taxi/Livery Grades

Posted on April 23, 2014

What if taxi and livery drivers in NYC received letter grades to reflect their safety records, the same way restaurants get grades from the health department?

Eric McClure of Park Slope Neighbors raised the possibility at Monday night’s Vision Zero town hall in Park Slope, and found a receptive audience in new TLC Commissioner Meera Joshi.

Joshi was appointed earlier this month, and last night was her first appearance at a Vision Zero Q&A session. WNYC’s Kat Aaron reports that Joshi acknowledged there are problem drivers who pose a danger to other people on the street (she called them “outliers”). She also spoke positively about the potential deterrent effect of black boxes in TLC-regulated vehicles, and said TLC is working with the City Council to make it easier to suspend drivers who cause mayhem.

Full story at www.streetsblog.org.

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