COVID-19 Transportation Update - March 17, 2020

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Message from Matthew W. Daus, Esq...

The facts, legislative and regulatory actions and developments involving public health, safety and the already devastating economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic change by the moment.  I have heard firsthand reports of massive layoffs, business stoppage and truly unheard of repercussions getting worse by the hour.  Things may never be the same moving forward – this is an entirely new and unexplored world.  Our firm feels the pain of our clients, our friends and the transportation industry, and admires the public servants that are there for us trying to help. 

As one of many new initiatives we are deploying at Windels Marx’ transportation practice group to hopefully, in some small way help our colleagues ride out this storm, is to provide comprehensive real-time developments that only focus on transportation and mobility.  There are few sources out there that are devoted to providing dedicated coverage and developments of all transportation modes and sub-modes, internationally, nationally and locally.   We will be sending updates at least daily until further notice on transportation legal, policy and business developments for taxi, green cab, livery, black car, limousine, bus/motor coach, shuttles/airports, tour bus, public transit, micro-mobility, paratransit/NEMT, TNC, shared mobility, etc....  Basically, we will send along what we believe are critical or instructive information on basically everything on wheels that transports people for hire – public and private – so that both government and private transportation professionals and management can be kept well-informed  and totally up-to-speed with the issues for which critical decisions need to be made.  
We hope this new service is helpful, and we wish everyone the best of luck. We will get through this somehow, together…

Former NYC Taxi & Limousine Commissioner Matthew W. Daus, Esq. invites you to an Emergency Webinar on COVID-19 Transportation Industry Risk Mitigation & Resiliency 

On Friday, March 20, 2020, at Noon, join Matt Daus and the Windels Marx transportation group’s legal and policy team, for a free webinar that will cover the following topics:

  • The State of the Ground Transportation Industry Amid the Corona Virus Outbreak (Ridership Trends, Economic Impacts, Regulatory Issues & What Taxicab, Livery, Black Car, Limousine, Bus/Motor Coach, Tourism Transport, Transportation Network Company, Paratransit and other Modes are Doing to Protect their Workers & Businesses);
  • Risk Management for Transportation Companies to Avoid COVID-19 Related Claims & Lawsuits (Negligence & Torts, Workers’ Compensation, OSHA, Employment Discrimination, TLC Violations, Worker Classification, Civil Rights & Human Rights, FMLA, ADA, FMCSA);
  • Emergency Assistance Loans & Grants (SBS loans, grants and other benefits authorized by legislation to help companies and workers cope with the economic impact of the crisis).

To register for this Free Webinar, CLICK HERE.