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This edition: Big Issues - Transportation - NYC Taxis

Episode Details

Original tape date: May 7, 2013.

First aired: May 15, 2013.

CityWide series host Ken Fisher talks with Commissioner David Yassky, Chairman of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission. Yassky discusses how technology and demand for increased service has changed the conversations about taxis and livery services, and dramatically advanced their operations. The "Taxi of the Future," use of smart phone applications and plans for the sale of medallions are all covered in the conversation.

David Yassky is the eleventh person to serve as Commissioner/Chairman of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission. He was nominated by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on March 12, 2010 and his term will expire on January 31, 2017. Most recently, Yassky completed eight years of service in the New York City Council, representing the neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Greenpoint and Williamsburg.

Guest List

Ken Fisher Host, CityWide

David Yassky Commissioner/Chairman, New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission

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