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Hochul appoints new members of safety task force on anniversary of Schoharie limo crash

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ALBANY, N.Y. (WBNG) -- Governor Kathy Hochul announced Wednesday that she has appointed four new members to the Stretch Limousine Passenger Safety Task Force.

Additionally, Governor Kathy has directed the task force to convene and find a timeline to complete its study of safety measures. Which examines what influences the safety, adequacy, efficiency and reliability of limousine transportation.

"As we mark the three-year anniversary of the tragic crash, we must honor the memory of these individuals by realizing our obligation to review every single aspect of limousine transportation and help prevent such tragedies," Governor Hochul said in a news release.

The new members include Westchester County Director of Operation Joan McDonald and Executive Director at New York State Thruway Authority.

They join the commissioners of the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, New York State Department of Transportation and the Superintendent of State Police.

20 people were killed in the 2018 crash, including the driver of the limo, 17 passengers and two pedestrians.

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