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NYC Yellow Taxicabs – The Road Ahead! 

What Is Driving Increased Medallion & For-Hire Vehicle Values? Once Uber and Lyft entered the New York City market and were able to grow unchecked, the yellow taxi market – which had persevered against the effects of the Depression, several recessions, and the 9-11 terrorist attacks – truly faced unprecedented challenges.  With the Uber and…

Federal Actions Threaten Independent Contractor Classification for Transportation “Gig Economy” Drivers

Before he took office, then President-elect Biden promised to be “the most pro-union president  you’ve ever seen.”1 Following through on that promise, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or  “Board”) seems poised to overturn the Trump-era worker classification test that makes it more difficult to  categorize workers as employees—a test that lead to the NLRB…

IATR’s 34th Annual (Virtual) Conference Recap & Memphis 35th Anniversary Conference – 2022 Preview

The theme chosen for the 34th annual conference of the International Association of Transportation Regulators (“IATR”) was “Regulatory Reboot!”  Regulators and our industries have been resilient and were holding the line, taking things day-by-day since March 2020.  In 2021, having been through hopefully the worst days of this unprecedented pandemic, there was a feeling of…

EVs in the City: Are FHV Diamonds Forever?

NYC, and its Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC), which was a leader in sustainable transportation in the 2000s by promoting alternative fueled vehicles, recently removed a major incentive for the use of Electric Vehicles (EVs).  Innovative entrepreneur and EV believer, Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, in response to this move tweeted: “??”; drawing national attention…

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