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At the Black Car Assistance Corporation’s (BCAC’s) General Meeting on June 25 in Sunnyside, guest speaker Ydanis Rodriguez, Chair of the New York City Council Transportation Committee, discussed the need for industry reform, along with efforts to redefine the roles played by each segment regulated by the Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC).

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Rodriguez, who represents Manhattan’s 10th Council District, is a former Livery driver, making him uniquely qualified to understand the pressures faced by base owners and drivers. He noted that, in recent years, the blurring of the lines between the Black Car, Livery and Taxi sectors has contributed to the industry’s woes.

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BCAC President. Diana Clemente, said she hoped Black Car bases would not be lumped in with High-Volume For-Hire Vehicles (HVFHVs) as the city considers the continuation of the cap on new FHVs, which started last year. Clemente, along with past-president, Berj Haroutunian and Executive Director, Ira Goldstein scheduled a follow-up meeting with Rodriguez to discuss the matter further.

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The June meeting, held at Dazies Restaurant, allowed members the opportunity to share their perspectives on critical issues.

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For more information, visit www.nybcac.org.

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