Reactions to her upbeat speech Thursday morning (January 14, 2016) at business magazine Crain’s Breakfast were mixed. It’s very difficult to deny that Uber has got this city and particularly its black car industry in a stranglehold. That is clear from the way Mayor De Blasio pussyfooted around with the study on New York’ streets being clogged with Uber vehicles. See below.
One emailed commentary on Joshi’s speech was pretty caustic: “Hey, Meera why don’t you tell us how many taxis are in the TLC storage or how many taxi are sitting idling in front of garages because shortage of drivers? That’s why Meera, taxis still enjoy a strong supply of customers, because they are not too many on the streets anymore. It is a dying business Meera, and you know it.” Still the TLC-chief promised yellow medallion sales in 2016 – but in smaller batches…. Read the report in New York’s business magazine Crain’s below.
- TLC Commissioner Meera Joshi promises yellow medallion sales this year – but in smaller batches.