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Meera Joshi

Title: Visiting Scholar, New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy | Policy Advisor, Remix
NACTO Title: Speaker, Designing Cities Conference
Meera Joshi

Meera Joshi is a Visiting Scholar at New York University’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy, an independent consultant and serves as a Policy Advisor for Remix.

Meera is the former Commissioner of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC), where she oversaw the largest private for-hire ground transportation industry in the United States, making a over million trips a day.  Joshi is a vocal advocate for the value robust transportation data brings to policymakers and citizens alike, and under her tenure at the TLC, NYC became the first city in the nation to mandate granular trip data from large app operators like Uber and Lyft; launched the largest wheelchair accessible for-hire fleet in the country and created the first minimum pay protection for over 80,000 drivers of app services like Uber and Lyft in the nation.

Before serving as Commissioner, Meera Joshi was TLC’s Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs and General Counsel.  Prior to that, she served as the first Deputy Executive Director of the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board, the agency tasked with investigating complaints of police misconduct. She also served as an Inspector General for the New York City Department of Investigation and was responsible for overseeing New York City’s Department of Correction, Probation, Juvenile Justice, and the TLC.

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