January 5, 2019: NYTWA statement on resignation of TLC Commissioner Meera Joshi

The following statement can be attributed to Bhairavi Desai, Executive Director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance (She/Her): 

"The timing of commissioner Joshi's resignation is concerning because the crisis for New York City drivers is far from over and the Taxi and Limousine Commission's work to fix it is just beginning. The TLC is on a path to finally make drivers' lives better, from supporting the first-ever cap on Uber and setting a minimum rate of pay for app drivers, to standing with us in calling out the devastating congestion surcharge on a workforce facing financial ruin. The next steps on that path are to set one minimum rate of fare across all sectors and win a raise for all drivers. That work needs to continue under whomever the mayor appoints as the new chairperson."