As we start the New Year, I am pleased to announce that our Annual Report to the City Council for 2005 is now available on the TLC’s web site. The report highlights not only the events and accomplishments of 2005, but serves as a preview of some of the exciting projects in store for 2006.  

Of particular note are the sections detailing the decline in consumer complaints against taxicab drivers, as well as our progress on the taxicab customer service technology enhancements that will beimplemented later this year. The report also describes the TLC and its regulated industries’ efforts to help people during the December transit strike, and some of the ways that we have made it easier to interact with our agency via its website.

The report can be found at:

To share some good news, I would like to offer our congratulations to Cristyne Nicholas, the tireless and effective President of NYC & Co. (the City’s Convention and Visitors Bureau), and her husband Nick Nicholas on the birth of their daughter, Rebecca Mary.  
Recently, Cristyne and NYC & Co. Chairman Jonathan Tisch presided over the organization’s Annual Meeting, at which both Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Deputy Mayor Dan Doctoroff joined in the celebration of a record year for tourism.

During 2005, New York City received 41 million visitors, which directly benefited our regulated industries; and NYC & Co. projects 43 million visitors during 2006.
In his State of the City Speech, Mayor Bloomberg set an even more aggressive goal....50 million visitors annually by the year 2015 and announced the creation of new initiatives to make this a reality.

NYC & Co. will be embarking on a campaign to attract more tourists by becoming more of a presence promoting New York City in countries around the world. Through my service as a member of the Board of Directors of NYC & Co., I will continue to work closely with this vital organization in the coming years. One proud product of this partnership is our next Driver Recognition Ceremony, which is scheduled for March 29th at “Top of the Rock” in Rockefeller Center. We are looking forward to this event at which we will honor drivers who have provided exceptional customer service to the riding public.


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