Taxi medallion debt relief is priority for Adams’ TLC nominee

Full implementation of a debt relief package to rescue the city’s struggling taxi owners would be the top priority for David Do, Mayor Eric Adams’ choice to run the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission.

Do spoke at his City Council confirmation hearing Tuesday.

Of the roughly 3,000 drivers who qualify for the city’s $65 million medallion relief programs, only 300 have received payouts. Do said his first order of business would be to ramp up TLC’s efforts to ensure more drivers are able to tap into the aid and expand relief to new lenders.

“My main goal will be to get drivers out from under this

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