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I’ve only been in the rideshare industry for five years, but in Uber and Lyft terms, that might as well be a lifetime! Over the last few years, the mobility industry has exploded – from cars to bikes to scooters, and even delivery by drone. However, all this innovation has come at a cost, with regulators trying to understand companies like Uber/Lyft. Today’s podcast guest has that regulatory background and has worked for 20+ years in the transportation. Let’s see what he has to say about the intersection of mobility and regulations.

If you’d like to read a transcript of this podcast, please click here.

Intro
  • Today I’m chatting with Matthew Daus, the 10th commissioner and Chairman of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC)
  • He’s now partner and chair of transportation at Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf, LLP
  • He does a lot! Looking forward to chatting with him about what he’s seen/experienced over the last 20 years and his thoughts on the rideshare industry
  • Our newest sponsor is Zum! Zum is a rideshare service for kids – drivers can earn up to $32/hr and many make $750 a week. Check out Zum here!
Interview with Matthew Daus
  • Former chair of the NYC TLC as well as President of the International Association of Transportation Regulators
  • Served as NYC Civil Service Commissioner
  • General counsel to a number of agencies over his 20+ years
  • Transportation technology chair at The City University of New York’s Transit Transportation Research Center
Working in the Transportation Industry
  • Disconnect, especially among passengers, about what transit (of all types) really costs vs. how much riders are really paying
  • Currently, Matthew is working on a variety of projects from representing private mobility companies to working with government agencies
  • Interesting perspective because he sees it from the industry side, drivers’ side and government side
  • Framework at almost every level is broken/disjointed
Being a Regulator in the Transportation Industry
  • Everything has come up a little chaotic – all over the place and there is still a lot of miscommunication
  • Moving toward a direction of seamless integration, but getting access to data still challenging
  • Automation is coming, but there is going to be a lot of unraveling of TNCs, like what we’re seeing in California
  • The way that transit is moving, we are going to need transportation leadership in each state to manage what’s coming
Working with Cities + Governments
  • Smart cities hackathon, working with data and seeing how to improve/effectively use taxis, TNCs, etc.
  • Working with students from different universities to collect and analyze data
  • Helping cities plan for labor disruptions due to technology
  • Working with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to streamline transit
Future for Transportation Companies
  • Things are certainly changing in the industry – gig economy
  • The answer may not be an employee/employer relationship, but you see changes coming to the industry
  • Drivers need to be respected, that’s clear
  • Everyone needs to work together to see how this can benefit all
Outro
  • Big thanks to Matt for coming on the podcast – as you gathered, he’s working on a lot and I’m excited to see what he does in the future
  • Also, check out Zum – Zum is a rideshare service for kids – drivers can earn up to $32/hr and many make $750 a week. Check out Zum here!
Show Notes

If you’d like to read a transcript of this podcast, please click here.

The post RSG099 – What Matthew Daus Has Learned From 20 Years in the Transportation Industry appeared first on The Rideshare Guy Blog and Podcast.

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