NEWARK, NJ  Essex County leaders will gather Friday to announce the launch of the TransUnion Car Service (TCS), the first transportation car service dispatch base comprised of drivers who are union members in New Jersey.  

The announcement and tour will be held at 11 a.m. at the TransUnion Car Dispatch Headquarters in Newark located at 191 Central Ave.

TCS will have a mobile app, website and electronic dispatching system – which will be able to generate more rides, more quickly and more efficiently. As part of the event, there will be a demonstration of the cars and technology that will be used to provide car service, as well as a tour of the dispatch office for those interested.

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United Transportation Alliance of New Jersey (UTA-NJ) is the fastest growing, multi-ethnic, membership-based union. UTA-NJ has a short-term goal of advocacy and representation of taxi drivers, as well as a global mission to transform the taxi industry.  UTA-NJ is an affiliate of Communications Worker of America (CWA) Local 1039, AFL-CIO.

Essex County leaders supporting this initiative include Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo, State Senator Ronald Rice (LD 28), Assemblyman Thomas Giblin (LD 34), Essex County Freeholder Brendan Gill, CWA Vice-President Christopher Shelton, CWA-Local 1039 President Lionel Leach and various Newark elected leaders.