New York’s City Council approved Mayor Bill de Blasio’s nomination of Aloysee Heredia Jarmoszuk to Chair the Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) in February. The often-controversial office has lacked an official czar since the resignation of Meera Joshi in 2019.

Members of the local legislature lauded Jarmoszuk, the former chief of staff to Deputy Mayor Laura Aglin, almost as fiercely as they hammered de Blasio’s previous nominee Jeffery Roth last year.

Jarmoszuk takes the wheel at the agency at a contentious time – with yellow cab medallion values having cratered in recent years, historically bad traffic congestion and drivers struggling to earn a living wage. City Council and industry leaders convened recently with a task force that outlined a number of measures the city could take to bail out underwater medallion holders.

Upper Manhattan Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, who chairs the Committee on Transportation, urged Jarmoszuk to swiftly adopt these proposals as he welcomed her to the job.

“A lot of work has to be done,” Rodriguez said. “Drivers are fed up, they’re tired. They cannot wait for another study; they cannot wait for another task force. They need action.”

Source: Crain’s New York Business

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