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Friday, December 12, 2014
New York Taxi and Limousine Commision still playing dodge ball regarding the public safety menace posed by drivers using ehail driver apps.
Now I can understand the TLC doing this. It´s historically headed by political hacks
, incompetents, spineless would be do gooders and outright crooks. Now there is the added explanation that lucrative golden parachutes are handed out to TLC honchos by the multi billion dollar ehail app companies.
I can understand the City Council too- On the take, taking snoozes-
And then there is the plain and simple reason that the taxi industry itself, from Bhairavi Desai to Evgeny Friedman do not want to address the safety menace head on. They are playing by Marquis of Queensbury rules and act like they are in a refereed boxing match while the haters are fully militarized in the political sense.
Back on November 30 I asked the Taxi and Limousine Commission for the authority under which Uber and other taxi hail app companies continue to operate in spite of the expiration of the pilot program and the Commission´s last minute retreat on its plan to finalize and thoroughly legalize the apps without any serious look at the safety menace they pose to the public, in spite of the issuance of a ¨Final Report¨ that indicated that the ehail pilot program had been a failed experiment and most importantly in spite of the studied dodging and non addressing of serious questions about the public safety hazards posed by the use of the driver app programs by taxi and livery drivers on the streets of New York City.
Well it turns out they did renew the pilot program until next May 30. Please read on...
Uber FOIL Request
Conwell, Christine (TLC)<Conwellc@tlc.nyc.gov>
Dec 5 (7 days ago)
Dear Mr. Weixel,
The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) is in receipt of your e-mail correspondence dated November 30, 2014 with the subject:
“Is Ubrer even legal in NYC? Freedom of information requtest has been filed.a”
In your e-mail, you did not indicate that you were seeking any records. Please specify what type of records you are requesting and re-submit your request within 30 days. If you do not re-submit your request, your request will be deemed closed.
Unauthorized disclosure of legally privileged or otherwise confidential information is prohibited by law. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender immediately and delete all records of this e-mail.
But under seperate cover she sent me this (among other but non relevant texts.) :