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Who Will Be Next New York City TLC Commissioner?

Posted on February 17, 2010 by LCT Staff - Also by this author - About the author

NEW YORK — Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the head of New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission has decided to leave the job for the private sector. Matthew Daus has served two seven-year terms.

Bloomberg made the announcement Friday during his weekly radio show. He said Daus will remain in the job until his replacement is found.

In addition to working in the private sector, Daus also will become a distinguished lecturer at the City University of New York's Transportation Research Center.

During his tenure, Daus introduced GPS, credit card processing and new fuel efficiency rules to the city's more than 13,000 cabs.

In an e-mailed statement to various industry operators and leaders, Sergio Sanchez, the president of the Luxury-Base Operators Association and the executive vice president of New York-based Partners Executive Transportation, said: “We wish him well in all of his endeavors and thank him for all of his accessibility. We extend ourselves to his predecessor and hope that he/she will embrace his open door policy.”

Sources: The Associated Press/LCT Magazine

Yassky Looking for a Lil’ TLC?

That’s Taxi and Limousine Commission, not tender lovin’ care.

The scuttlebutt from political blogs and the New York Times on Feb. 12 was that former Councilmember David Yassky is the front-runner for the Taxi Commissioner job, a post appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The report runs contrary to other sources which have said that Yassky, who has a law degree from Yale, was exploring positions in private practice, but the move may make sense.

As a council member, in 2007, Yassky successfully lobbied Mayor Bloomberg and the TLC for the conversion of the city’s fleet to hybrid vehicles, significantly reducing emissions. Last year, he proposed reforming the process by which taxi drivers receive licenses.

Yassky, who was unable to be reached for comment, voted to extend term limits while still a council member but did not choose to run for a third term himself, instead mounting an ultimately unsuccessful bid to be the city’s Comptroller.

Source: The New York Post

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