Left to right: Richard de Coteau, TLC Chairperson Aloysee Heredia Jarmoszuk, Paul Antonio Ochoa, TLC Driver Advocate Raúl Rivera, Sloan Wells, Israel Acevedo and Robert Hidalgo.
Members of the driver advocacy group NYC Drivers Unite met with Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC) chairperson Aloysee Heredia Jarmoszuk in July to discuss a new bill currently being considered by City Council that “would require that city employees who can issue summons or notices of violation, when questioning people, provide a business card with identifying information upon request.”
According to the bill, if a business card it not available, employees can instead provide a hand-written card or provide the identifying information verbally.
Chairperson Heredia Jarmoszuk noted that the TLC is in the process of personnel changes and expects business cards to be ordered for all TLC employees in September.
Raul Rivera, a TLC driver advocate for NYC Drivers Unite (pictured with Ms. Heredia Jarmoszuk), also created a petition calling for reform at the NYC TLC.