Please join us for a broad-ranging discussion of current policy issues facing the New York City Taxi industry – including the fallout from predatory loans; a proposed cap in vehicles to ease the city’s congestion; proposed congestion pricing; new bus-only two-way crosstown streets; and particularly the impact on South Asian immigrant drivers, who are disproportionately represented in the industry. The panelists will share their perspectives on forward-looking approaches.
• NYC Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, chair of the Council Transportation Committee.
• Charles Komanoff, The Roosevelt House 2019 Kheel Fellow, widely known for his work as an energy-policy analyst, transport economist, and environmental activist in New York City.
• NYC Council Member Keith Powers, who represents The Hunter Community.
• Javaid Tariq, Co-Founder of New York Taxi Workers Alliance & former taxi driver.
Moderator: Vivian Louie, Professor in Urban Policy & Planning and Director of Asian American Studies at Hunter College
Presented by Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, Asian American Studies at Hunter College, and Department of Urban Policy and Planning at Hunter College.