January 16, 2020
NEW YORK—Mayor de Blasio today nominated Aloysee Heredia Jarmoszuk to be the new Chair and Commissioner of the Taxi and Limousine Commission. Heredia Jarmoszuk played an integral role in overseeing the City’s transportation policies, including implementing the City’s for-hire vehicle license cap and driver pay policy. As Commissioner, Heredia Jarmoszuk would leverage her experience managing large organizations to continue to fight for better wages for drivers and increase the availability of wheelchair accessible vehicles. Heredia Jarmoszuk’s nomination will be submitted to the Council this month for its advice and consent, as required by the City Charter. If confirmed, Heredia Jarmoszuk would be the first-ever Dominican-American to oversee the agency.
“As one of the hardest-working people in City-government, Aloysee is laser focused on uplifting working New Yorkers,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “Her experience working with the Commission and overseeing large organizations will be invaluable as we double down on our efforts to ensure our hardworking drivers can make a living. I am excited to nominate Aloysee to head the Taxi and Limousine Commission. I’m glad she will be building on the work of Bill Heinzen, whose leadership has driven the Commission from success to success for New Yorkers over the past several months.”
“I am honored to be nominated to lead the Taxi and Limousine Commission, which fights tirelessly for drivers every single day,” said Aloysee Heredia Jarmoszuk. “I look forward to working with the Mayor, Speaker and City Council to deepen our protections for drivers and passengers, as well as ensuring the fleet is more wheelchair accessible.”
“I would be hard-pressed to find someone who works harder and cares for the people of New York City more than Aloysee,” said Deputy Mayor Laura Anglin. “Aloysee has been an instrumental part of key actions this Administration has put into place to reduce congestion on our streets and ensure our workers earn a living wage. While this is an enormous loss for us here at City Hall, I have no doubt in my mind that she will work tirelessly to protect and advocate for our drivers and passengers, while continuously staying ahead of a fast-changing industry.”
“The TLC has been a key agency partner in expanding transportation accessibility for New Yorkers and visitors with disabilities,” said Commissioner Victor Calise of the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities. “Throughout this Administration, the City has significantly increased the number of wheelchair accessible taxis in its fleet, expanded the Accessible Dispatch program citywide, and implemented first-of-its-kind rules to improve wheelchair accessibility in the for-hire vehicle sector. We look forward to continuing these efforts in partnership with TLC Commissioner nominee Heredia Jarmoszuk to make New York the most accessible city in the world.”
“I welcome the nomination of Aloysee Heredia Jarmoszuk, as Chair and Commissioner of the TLC. After meeting with Ms. Heredia, I heard many good ideas and initiatives, as well as how she is planning to tackle all of the pressing issues impacting the TLC. I would like to thank Bill Heinzen for all the work he’s done as the acting TLC Commissioner,” said Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, Chairman of the Committee on Transportation. “I will continue working alongside Speaker Johnson and my colleagues during this nomination process. We hope to hear from Ms. Aloysee Heredia Jarmoszuk within the next couple of weeks as her nomination arrives before the council.”
“I welcome the nomination of Aloysee Heredia Jarmoszuk to be the next Taxi and Limousine Commissioner. At a time when the taxi and for-hire-vehicle industry is in crisis, from underwater medallion loans to drivers trying to make ends meet, it’s more important than ever for the TLC to have clear and forward thinking leadership and I believe Ms. Jarmoszuk will provide that leadership.“ Council Member Stephen Levin.
"I am excited to hear of the nomination of Aloysee Heredia Jarmoszuk to the Taxi and Limousine Commission. She has the experience and expertise necessary to understand the issues drivers care about most and advocate on their behalf. If confirmed, I look forward to working with Aloysee in the Council to ensure protections for workers, safer streets and working together with various stakeholders on issues of common concern and benefit," said Council Member Vanessa Gibson.
Frankie Miranda, President of the Hispanic Federation said: “Aloysee has demonstrated outstanding abilities at running large, complex organizations and will fight to improve driver’s wages. We look forward to working with her as head of the Taxi and Limousine Commission, especially as the first-ever Dominican-American to serve in this role.”
“We are very pleased to be informed of Dominican-American Aloysee Heredia Jarmoszuk's nomination as Chair and Commissioner of the Taxi and Limousine Commission. We look forward to the great contributions her leadership will bring to the TLC, and look forward to working together in support of this industry that has been such an important pillar in our communities,” said Eddie Cuesta, Executive Director of Dominicanos USA.
Cira Angeles, spokesperson of the Livery Base Owners Association, which represents immigrant-owned, small businesses throughout the City of New York said, “We welcome the appointment of Aloysee Heredia Jarmoszuk. We are on the front lines of serving New York’s transportation desserts, and we are excited about Ms. Heredia Jarmoszuk’s leadership of the TLC. We are looking forward to a partner in government from our community who will protect our small bases and the rest of the industry."
“We congratulate the TLC Chair nominee and look forward to working with her to insure that taxis, ride shares and all for hire vehicles regulated by TLC provide safe, reliable and accessible service for all New Yorkers, including those who use wheelchairs,” said Jim Weisman, President and CEO of United Spinal Association.
“The Taxis For All Campaign has worked with the TLC for many years from the days predating accessible taxis and for-hire vehicles", said Edith M. Prentiss, Chair of the Taxis For All Campaign. "The TLC and Commissioner nominee Heredia Jarmoszuk need to continue working together with disability advocates to ensure all disabled New Yorkers (residents and visitors) regardless of disability receive needed accommodation in taxis and for-hire vehicles. Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs) are not the only accommodation passengers with disabilities need to travel independently and we need to ensure that those with other disabilities are accommodated so they too can utilize these services.”
“We look forward to working with Ms. Heredia Jarmoszuk as she takes the steering wheel at the TLC," said Joe Rappaport, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled. "She and the TLC have plenty of work to do on the road ahead so that all New Yorkers, including people who need wheelchair-accessible vehicles, can travel aboard the city's taxis and for-hire vehicles."
“My organization looks forward to working with Aloysee Heredia Jarmoszuk on issues that affect people with disabilities when we try to use taxis and For Hire Vehicles,” said Jean Ryan, President of Disabled In Action.
About Aloysee Heredia Jarmoszuk
Aloysee Heredia Jarmoszuk brings a wealth of experience in the public and private sector to this new role. Heredia Jarmoszuk currently serves as the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Mayor for Operations, where she oversees and coordinates 25 agencies and programs, including the Taxi and Limousine Commission, as well as the Department of Transportation. In this position, Heredia Jarmoszuk has played an integral role in overseeing the City’s transportation policies such as the implementation of the City’s for-hire vehicle license cap and driver pay protections.
Prior to her tenure at the Mayor’s Office, Heredia Jarmoszuk served as the Chief of Staff for Central Operations at the Department of Education. Heredia Jarmoszuk oversaw 10,000 non-pedagogical employees to ensure high quality school environments for the City’s 1.2 million public school students.
Before DOE, Heredia Jarmoszuk worked at New York University as the Chief of Staff for University Development and Alumni Relations and the Director of Institutional Philanthropy and Development at the New York Women’s Foundation. Heredia Jarmoszuk began her career in investment management.
Heredia Jarmoszuk received her Bachelor’s degree from William Smith College in Geneva, NY and is a member of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Board of Trustees. A native New Yorker, Aloysee still lives in Manhattan with her family and is a first-generation American. Her parents were both born in the Dominican Republic and immigrated to the United States over 50 years ago.