Crain's Quotes Matt Daus on "Cab King's" Role in Legal Battle Over NYC Taxi Plan

Monday, June 18, 2012

Matt Daus (Partner, New York) was again quoted by Crain's New York Business on the legal battle over New York City's proposed taxi plan, this time with regard to "cab king" and plan-opponent Ron Sherman. The June 17, 2012 article entitled "All Hail King Cab!" (subscription required) quoted Matt as saying:

  • "Ron Sherman feels he -- not the regulator -- should be in the driver's seat when it comes to making certain policy decisions. He's been a persistent, respected adversary who can be very calculating. He's at the forefront of every major issue in the taxi industry and is a very successful businessman", adding "Mayors and taxi commissioners come and go. Ron is still here."

Matt, a former chairman of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, was previously quoted on the city's taxi plan in the June 8, 2012 edition of Crain's.

Matt also wrote a recent article entitled "Livery Street Hail Litigation: Analysis & Predictions" and, on June 26th, he will join an esteemed panel of speakers for a New York legislative forum entitled "Taxi & Livery: Issues of Today & Tomorrow." His article is the basis for many of the topics to be discussed, which will include:

  • The five-borough livery street hail law
  • The emerging role of technology
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Rate of fare and lease cap increases
  • Sustainable transportation
  • Tax policy
  • The taxi of tomorrow
  • The impact of several pending lawsuits.

In early 2012, Matt penned an op-ed piece published in The New York Times and discussed in an array of media outlets, including a guest spot on The Brian Lehrer Show (WNYC).

Matt's practice focuses on transportation law, counseling clients on a broad range of matters including regulatory compliance, strategic planning, procurement, litigation, administrative law and public policy. He continues to be among a select number of globally-sought thought leaders in the changing landscape of transportation law and taxi and livery developments.