Local Attorney Named to Taxi and Limousine Commission Board

Mar 30, 2011, 13:11 ET from New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission

NEW YORK, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) is pleased to announce that prominent Brooklyn attorney Frank Carone has been named to its Board as the representative of the Borough of Brooklyn.

Mr. Carone was appointed to the position by Mayor Michael Bloomberg with the advice and consent of the New York City Council, which approved his appointment unanimously on March 2, 2011 for a term expiring January 31, 2015.

"I consider this appointment an honor and am truly humbled by it," said Mr. Carone, "especially since I have come to learn how incredibly important the TLC is to the economic infrastructure of our City."

"We are privileged to welcome someone of Mr. Carone's caliber and experience to the TLC's Board," said TLC Chair and Commissioner David Yassky.  "I know he will make an outstanding member."

Along with Chairman Yassky and his fellow Board members, Mr. Carone will preside over monthly public TLC meetings and hearings, and will be involved in various agency projects and initiatives.

The TLC was created in 1971, and is the agency responsible for the regulation and licensing of almost 200,000 yellow medallion taxicabs and for-hire vehicles, their drivers, and the businesses that operate and support their industries.  It is recognized as the largest and most active taxi and limousine regulatory body in the United States.

To find out more about the TLC, or to review its rules, regulations and procedures, we encourage you to visit our official Web site at WWW.NYC.GOV/TAXI or to call 311 in New York City, or 212-NEW-YORK from outside of New York City.

SOURCE New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission