On Friday, February 20, 2015, the Center for New York City Law at New York Law School hosted a City Law Breakfast featuring Meera Joshi, Chair of the Taxi and Limousine Commission, as the guest speaker.
Ms. Joshi was welcomed and introduced by Ross Sandler, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for New York City Law. The chairwoman addressed TLC’s role in regulating the taxi and fore-hire vehicle industry and spoke at length about industry changes brought on by private for-hire vehicle companies such as Uber and Lyft. Ms. Joshi described the entry of these companies into the for-hire vehicle industry as a “new method of communication” that called attention to regulatory disparities between TLC’s yellow cab fleet and the city’s black and livery cars. Ms. Joshi welcomed the competition from companies like Uber and Lyft, provided it was fair, as a way of driving innovation in the industry beyond what TLC could accomplish by regulation alone, and took questions from the capacity audience.
Click on the link below for the full video from this CityLaw Breakfast.
VIDEO LINK: Watch the speech here.