Thursday, January 17, 2019

Transportation Committee NYCNew York City—Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez was announced as the newest chair of the City Council Committee on Transportation. This committee oversees various New York departments including the MTA, DOT, NYC Transit Authority, and the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC).

According to a press release about Rodriguez’s new appointment, he has been a fierce advocate for street safety in his community and across the city over the last four years. As an active member of the Transportation Committee prior to this appointment, he will continue to advocate for safe and efficient public transportation, while looking to expand service to under-severed communities. He is also focused on accomplishing Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative, which is designed to increase pedestrian safety in the city.

A selection committee has also been assembled, and the all-important announcement of the new commissioner of the TLC will be published soon. The new commissioner will also speak at the March 19 meeting of the Limousine Association of New Jersey meeting.

Visit nyc.gov/html/tlc/html/home/home.shtml for all the latest updates.

Above photo caption: (L to R): Former TLC Commissioner/ Chair and Coalition of Transportation Associations President/Board Chair Matthew Daus, congratulates his friend, the newly appointed Chair of the NYC Council Transportation Committee Ydanis Rodriguez, at his first Transportation Committee meeting on January 29. Joining them are COTA's VP for Governmental Affairs/LANJ Executive Director Barry Lefkowitz and Windels Marx Special Counsel and former TLC Chief Judge Pasqualino Russo.

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