Each year, City & State names its “Transportation Power 100” list, which features movers and shakers behind essential projects and programs that keep New Yorkers on the move. Ira Goldstein, Executive Director of The Black Car Fund, made the list again this year, at #75.
“The 100,000 for-hire vehicle drivers in New York City toil day in and day out behind the wheel of large black cars, plus Ubers and Lyfts.” City & State noted. “Ira Goldstein has been fighting for them to receive various health benefits and other benefits, particularly during the dark days of the coronavirus pandemic. Goldstein last year secured an increase of the surcharge on these rides from 2.5% to 3% to expand the health benefits available to his members. The increased benefits include dental exams and cleanings, as well as vision.”
Source: City & State