Interim Nevada Taxicab Authority Administrator Appointed

Carson City, NV - October 16, 2014

Department of Business and Industry Director Bruce Breslow today announced the appointment of Department of Public Safety (DPS) Captain Tom Ely as interim administrator of the Nevada Taxicab Authority (TA) beginning October 27.  Mr. Ely serves as the Captain of the Parole and Probation’s Northern Command-Rural Offices and will return to his duties at DPS once a permanent appointment to the TA post is made


“We are pleased that DPS has made Captain Ely available to us during this transition,” said Director Breslow. “He will work closely with the Director’s office and TA staff to oversee all functions of the agency.” 


Ely has nearly 27 years of full time law enforcement experience in progressive leadership roles, with more than 20 years at DPS where he has managed high profile units, operations and personnel.  He has also served as an agency trainer and leadership instructor and has extensive experience in technology infrastructure.  Prior to his law enforcement service, he began his career in administration and operational management of a private sector transportation and logistics company.


A formal recruitment for a permanent administrator has begun. The Taxicab Authority Board is working with the Nevada Department of Administration to conduct a national search. Following a public interview process by the Board, a list of three candidates will be provided to Director Breslow for consideration and appointment.




Teri Williams
Public Information Officer
(702) 486-0407