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Episode Info: 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 Drive...
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