They’ve made the list again! City & State, a publication dedicated to the politics and policies of those who move New York, recently named Ira Goldstein (#75) of The Black Car Fund (BCF) and Matt Daus (#77) of Windels Marx and the International Association of Transportation Regulators (IATR) to its Transportation Power 100 list. They were also honored in 2022.
The list highlights those who are shaping current and future policies surrounding transportation in the Empire State, which includes everything from black cars to taxis to scooters. With money flowing thanks to the bipartisan infrastructure bill passed by Congress in 2021, the city has been working on its to-do list since. Among those major projects are the Gateway Tunnel (an important rail tunnel for New Jersey-New York traffic) and the long-awaited Second Avenue subway line.
Goldstein is the longtime executive director of BCF, which oversees workers’ compensation and offers safety programs for more than 70,000 independent drivers in the New York metropolitan area. Under his leadership, Goldstein has implemented programs to streamline workers’ compensation, increase driver safety, and expand no-cost health and wellness benefits to drivers. BCF also offers accident support and legal assistance to its members, and offers critical driver training programs.
Daus is the founder and chair of Windels Marx’s Transportation Practice Group and was the former commissioner and chairman of the Taxi & Limousine Commission. Since 2009, he has served as president of IATR, a nonprofit educational and advocacy organization composed of government transportation commissioners and regulators from around the world. Daus is a regular in the pages of Chauffeur Driven as a contributing writer, as well as a speaker at CD/NLA events. IATR will hold its annual conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the end of this month.
Congrats to all those named to the list!