Panel 3: The Reinvention of the Taxicab & For-Hire Vehicles Industries
Thursday, July 9, 2020, 11:00 am EDT
This panel will feature local trade group leaders representing the taxicab, green cab, livery, black car, and luxury limousine industries, who will discuss: how their drivers kept busy delivering food and packages during the shutdown; whether federal and local grants and relief were sufficient; and how base and taxi owners are planning for a new, safer re-opening, with cleaner cars, partitions and other potential business opportunities. This panel will discuss what policies the government implemented to help the industry, and how these businesses will survive telecommuting and reduced business travel by reinventing services and operations.
Moderator: Matthew W. Daus, UTRC/CCNY/CUNY Transportation Technology Chair
Panelists: Ira J. Goldstein (Black Car Fund/BCAC); Brendan Sexton (Independent Driver Guild); Cira Angeles (Livery Base Owners); Michael Woloz (MTBOT); Avik Kabessa (Livery Roundtable); and Eric Rothman (DOSA)