Nevada Transportation Authority Appoints David Rickert as Deputy Commissioner

Carson City, NV August 28, 2023

Nevada Transportation Authority Chairman Vaughn Hartung today announced the appointment of David Rickert, Esq. as Deputy Commissioner effective August 29. Rickert will be based in the division’s Las Vegas office.

Rickert has nearly 20 years of public service experience within the legal profession. He was most recently employed as a senior deputy attorney general in the Nevada Attorney General’s office, a position he held at an earlier time in his career. Prior to that he served as an administrative attorney and hearing officer for four years at the Nevada Taxicab Authority where he became familiar with certified motor carrier law. He has also worked as a deputy district attorney in both Nye and Clark County and has been self-employed.

Rickert earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a juris doctor degree from Rutgers University-Camden Law School.  He has been married for 16 years and is the proud father of two children.

As Deputy Commissioner, Rickert will serve as the division’s chief financial officer and is responsible for budget administration, operational policies and procedures, and licensing and regulatory oversight. The division administers and enforces state laws pertaining to passenger transportation, household goods movers, household storage, and tow cars. They also have regulatory authority for the taxicab industry throughout the state, excluding Clark County.

David’s experience and expertise, along with his dedication to the safety of the traveling public and the success of our carriers will help the organization successfully fulfil our mission,” said Chairman Hartung. “His leadership, creativity and energy will be crucial for the agency as we look ahead to a transformative era for the agency.”

About the Nevada Transportation Authority

The Nevada Transportation Authority (NTA) administers and enforces state laws pertaining to passenger transportation, household goods movers, storage of household goods, and tow cars. The NTA has been charged with the responsibility of providing fair and impartial regulation, to promote safe, adequate, economical, and efficient service, and to foster sound economic conditions in motor transportation. The NTA encourages the establishment and maintenance of reasonable charges for intrastate transportation by fully regulated carriers and non-consent towing services. The NTA also has responsibility for the taxicab industry throughout the state except in Clark County. 

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Teri Williams
Public Information Officer