It’s less than 100 days until primary day in New York City, but one candidate is already pulling ahead on the Democratic side in a sea of dozens of potentials (according to an early March WPIX-TV/NewsNation/Emerson College poll): Andrew Yang. New Yorkers will have a chance to hear what Yang has to say about his proposed policies for the future of transportation in the city during a virtual reception to be held on March 25 at 10 a.m. ET.
The conversation will be hosted by another familiar name who is intimately entrenched in the city’s transportation infrastructure: Matt Daus, who formerly served as commissioner for the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission. Daus is also an attorney with Windels Marx’s transportation division, president of the International Association of Transportation Regulators, and a frequent contributor to our industry, including Chauffeur Driven.
Yang has maintained a healthy fan base since his time on the national stage. The entrepreneur-turned-political candidate captured a ton of attention during his run for president during the 2020 Democratic primaries, specifically for his progressive policies that include a proposed monthly $1,000 universal basic income (UBI) for Americans, but he ultimately suspended his campaign as the race heated up between Senator Bernie Sanders and now President Joe Biden. Now, the New York native is eyeing the coveted mayoral seat in the Big Apple as current Mayor Bill de Blasio’s term expires.
Registration is limited and required. Click here for more information on how to join the online event.