Crain's Quotes Matt Daus on New York City Taxi Plan

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The June 8, 2012 edition of Crain's New York Business (subscription required) quoted Matt Daus (Partner, New York) on the city's plan to allow livery cabs to pick up street hails in the outer boroughs, which was recently blocked by a Manhattan judge's temporary restraining order, and the ensuing legal battle.

Matt, a former chairman of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, was quoted as saying "It's highly unlikely the city will prevail [in court]. An appeal is fruitless", predicting that "top elected officials would ultimately come together to rescue the plan."

Matt 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 accessiblity
  • 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.