New York moves to cap Uber, app-ride vehicles

In a setback for ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, The New York City Council has voted in favor of a cap on the number of for-hire delivery and transportation vehicles that can ply on the streets of the Big Apple. The council has voted to stop the issuance of new for-hire vehicle licenses for a year as it closely gauges the booming industry. The vote means that Uber and Lyft can’t add more cars to their platforms for one year but they could still be granted licenses for wheelchair-accessible vehicles. It’s also possible for NYC’s Taxi and Limousine Commission to issue licenses in certain neighborhoods where there aren’t a lot of for-hire vehicles. The bill is due to be signed by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio who has previously expressed his support for the cap.Uber and Lyft are understandably against a cap on the number of for-hire vehicles. They say that this is going to lead to longer wait times and will also impact the service’s reliability in the city, particularly in th

New York moves to cap Uber, app-ride vehicles

New York's city council on Wednesday dealt a blow to Uber and other car-for-hire companies, passing a bill to cap the number of vehicles they operate and impose minimum pay standards on drivers.

Wed 8 Aug 18 from Phys.org

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NYC mayor signs ride-hailing vehicle cap into law

After the New York City Council passed legislation proposing a cap on all ride-hailing vehicles, mayor Bill de Blasio signed it into law today. This makes it the first US city to limit ...

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New York City Votes To Cap Uber And Lyft Cars

In a setback for ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, The New York City Council has voted in favor of a cap on the number of for-hire delivery and transportation vehicles that can ply ...

Thu 9 Aug 18 from Ubergizmo

New York City Council votes to limit number of Uber, Lyft vehicles - Roadshow

The cap will freeze new vehicles licenses for one year while the city figures out the next steps.

Wed 8 Aug 18 from CNET

New York City imposes temporary cap on Uber, Lyft vehicles

New York has ~13,000 traditional yellow cabs and over 80,000 Uber and Lyft cars.

Wed 8 Aug 18 from Arstechnica

New York City votes to cap Uber, Lyft vehicle licenses

The New York City Council on Wednesday agreed to cap the number of licenses for ride-hailing services such as Uber for one year, dealing a blow to the companies that have relied on the largest ...

Wed 8 Aug 18 from Reuters Technology

New York City Council votes to cap licenses for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft

The New York City Council has approved legislation that will halt the issuing of new licenses for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. The stated goal of the policy is to give the city ...

Wed 8 Aug 18 from TechCrunch

NYC will cap the number of Uber and Lyft vehicles on its streets

The New York City Council just passed legislation to temporarily cap ride-sharing vehicles in the city for a full year. They started considering the proposed bills weeks ago to freeze ...

Wed 8 Aug 18 from Engadget

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