The Taxicab Administrator acts as the executive director to the Los Angeles Board of Taxicab Commissioners, a five-member panel appointed by the Mayor of Los Angeles.
The Department and the Board oversee nine franchised taxicab companies operating 2,303 vehicles with about 3,700 active drivers.
The Taxicab Administrator also presents reports on taxicab-related items to the Los Angeles City Council and Council committees.
The Taxicab Regulation Division has about 25 employees, including transportation investigators,
Los Angeles, California, USA
transportation engineers, clerical and administrative staff.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Tom Drischler attended high school in Los Angeles. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from the University of Oregon (1974) and a Master's degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Southern California (1984). Tom began working for the City of Los Angeles as a Transportation Coordinator (Management Analyst) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in 1986. He authored and implemented the LAX Ground Transportation Permit Program in 1987-89. Tom became L.A.'s first Taxicab Administrator in 1999.
Tom Drischler, Taxicab Administrator
Taxicab Regulation Division
Los Angeles Department of Transportation
200 N. Main Street, 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012