By Jose Zabala New York
Commissioner David Yassky recently visited the base in a first-class ride historic gesture of goodwill, showing concern for the various problems that may be affecting the drivers of New York City as a result of passage through the Hurricane City Sandy. Commissioner David Yassky joined Taxi Owners Bases Base known as Livery Owners, New York Association of Independent Taxi and foundations also owners of Brooklyn and Queens, and thanked them on behalf of Mayor Michael Bloomberg his excellent work After the Storm by NYC Sandy.
David Yassky acknowledged the good work of taxi drivers in New York,
highlighting his work with prudence and prevention, recognizing that acted responsibly during the hurricane emergency ordered them and giving way to clearing the streets so that emergency teams the city did their jobs. It was a difficult time for all New Yorkers and other affected areas, but thanks to the action of the drivers was preserved the lives of citizens and workers of the same wheel. The commissioner said that the administration of Mayor Bloomberg is working to restore basic services as soon as possible and especially the problem of fuel supply for the population, emphasizing the priority fuel for taxi drivers continue to work and cooperate with the transportation of citizens in these days of recovery after Hurricane Sandy. He appreciated the contribution to society that taxi drivers have been doing forever.
“It’s important commitment to the taxi industry to legitimize the right of the 8 million residents of the big city to receive this transportation service the last 40 years,” stressed Commissioner David Yassky. He added that it is fair that the client requests any company of the taxi industry to transport it freely and gypsy cabs picking up passengers also have a stake in the streets and responding to calls made previously, allowing the industry to provide an effective transport residents outside of downtown Manhattan and disabled New Yorkers and not only in an emergency, or in certain streets as required by Executive Order # 163 and # 164.
Taxi drivers reported that they have unfinished business with the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) in NYC that have not been resolved due to Hurricane Sandy, e.g. logging, cutting, testing and other issues in order procedures, should not worrying given that these earrings will be considered for a new relocation and that does not affect any taxi driver and can further develop its service work. Similarly recalled that the operations of the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) in Staten Island are closed and are working to provide services in another location. Another aspect that we want to highlight at the meeting was the participation of Assemblyman Guillermo Linares, who requested the Commissioner further continuing the process of legitimizing the rights of the taxi industry to pick up passengers on all city streets as do the yellow cabs.
Linares also sent a message to Mayor Bloomberg and Governor Cuomo about the priority that should be given to the drivers in the fuel supply, given that they must continue to support the public transportation system by 50% through services. Cira Angeles, a spokeswoman for the Taxi Owners Bases (Livery Base Owners), welcomed the visit of the Commissioner, at the same time informed that this is a historic visit because it is a very difficult time going through the city of NY, where for the first time a commissioner moves from its operations office to personally see what the immediate problems that are affecting taxi drivers after a hurricane of the magnitude of Sandy. Cira Angeles reiterated his companions that this was a human gesture and solidarity with the taxi industry and the working class, and thanked the distinction mentioned by commissioner David Yassky for good work during the development of the storm.
Cira Angeles was accompanied at the meeting with the Commissioner Yassky by Mr. Damian Rodriguez, Executive Director of Livery Base Owners, Jose Altamirano, President of Livery Base Owners, Elvin Mars Riverside Car Service, Ramon Flowers Excellent Car Service, Fernando Garcia , President, New York Association of Independent Taxi, Daniel Generes, New York Association of Independent Taxi, Julio Lara Ultra Car Service, Oscar Perez of Union Car Service, Daniel Moore Kennedy Radio Dispatcher, Jose Constanza Bailey Car Service, Silvio Professional Car Service, John Moreira base taxis between Brooklyn and Ridgewood fellow leaders, who actively participate in the activities of the owners of taxis bases.
November 3, 2012 LT Staff
NYC TLC Commissioner David Yassky Meets With Owners Of First-Class Car Service
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