Hochul says new limo safety task force ready to start work

On the third anniversary of the limousine crash that killed 20 people in Schoharie, Gov. Hochul appointed four new people to a task force to investigate stretch limo safety.

Added to the task force are:

  • Joan McDonald, Westchester County Director of Operations
  • Matthew Driscoll, Executive Director at New York State Thruway Authority
  • David Brown, President and CEO at Premiere Transportation
  • Edward Stoppelmann, co-owner of Red Oak Transportation

They join the commissioners of the state DMV and DOT, and the superintendent of the New York State Police.

"I am directing the task force to convene without further delay and commit to a timeline for conducting and submitting its review of safety measures, so we can better protect every passenger and others who share the road," said Hochul in a statement.

Recommendations for other members are still under review.