On February 4th, GovPartners hosted “TNC’s, Transportation Network Companies… The New Cab?” the second in its on-going transportation series. The event started off with Moderator Dwight Kines, TransDev, giving the room a bit of a teaser for what to expect of the presentation.
Dwight was followed by Nick Ramfos, Director of Alternative Commute Programs for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. Mr. Ramfos gave the audience some insight into changes that will be coming along with revised regulations and policies for TNC’s like Uber and Lyft in the DC Metro Area. Reston Limousine COO, Tony Simon, then took the stage for a unique perspective on the pros and cons of TNC’s and how they might affect the marketplace. Aaron Brandenburg, an Economist and Statistical Information Manager for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners provided a surprising view on the inner workings of TNC’s and the insurance industry.
Last but certainly not least was Professor Matthew W. Daus, President of International Association of Transportation Regulators and Partner at Windels Marx. Mr. Daus gave a lively presentation about the history of TNC’s and how they have evolved into such a large taxi competitor.
The event capped off with the panel speakers participating in a Q&A discussion where audience members were given the opportunity to voice questions, comments, and concerns about the current state of TNC’s in the transportation industry.
Attendees seemed to be pleased with comments including:
"Great diverse speakers surrounding this topic."
"Cutting edge - top tier speakers."
"It was a great event, just like the first one was, and we look forward to participating in the next ones."
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