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Meera Joshi

New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission
Chair and Chief Executive Officer
New York, NY
Meera Joshi has served New York City residents in City government for more than a decade.  Most recently, she was the Deputy Commissioner of Legal Affairs and General Counsel for the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission.  During her tenure she developed regulatory frameworks for over thirty initiatives which significantly improved for-hire transportation service in New York City.  These included such initiatives as enhancements to the in-taxi technology, including the ability to pay fares by smart phone; accessible dispatch to connect persons who use wheelchairs to wheelchair accessible taxis, and rules implementing the Street Hail Livery (green cab) program.  Commissioner Joshi was also a principal architect of a settlement with disability advocates that will result in a 50% wheelchair accessible taxi fleet by the year 2020, making New York City’s fleet the most accessible in the nation by far.

She previously served as the First Deputy Executive Director of the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board, an agency tasked with investigating complaints of police misconduct.  In addition to improving the quality and efficiency of the agency’s investigations, she was responsible for initiation of a landmark prosecution program that resulted in the agency’s ability to independently prosecute founded complaints against police officers.  She also served as an Inspector General for the New York City Department of Investigation, responsible for investigation of alleged criminality and corruption at New York City’s Departments of Correction, Probation, Juvenile Justice and the Taxi and Limousine Commission.

Commissioner Joshi received her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, and resides with her family in Brooklyn.