Uber, Lyft could get more expensive, harder to find in NYC if new legislation is approved (page 2)

Tech advocates are calling the move a blow to innovation. New York City Council members passed a package of bills today that will force Uber and other taxi services to pay its drivers a minimum wage and put a one-year hiatus on issuing new for-hire vehicle licenses. During the pause, the Taxi and Limousine Commission will be required to conduct a one-year study on vehicle utilization and whether there should be a restriction on the number of for-hire vehicles.Read Full Story

Uber, Lyft could get more expensive, harder to find in NYC if new legislation is approved

The New York City Council will vote Wednesday on imposing a one-year freeze on new licenses for Uber and other ride-hail vehicles and establishing a minimum hourly wage for drivers.        

Wed 8 Aug 18 from USA today

Cities Say Uber & Lyft Increase Congestion. Are Taxes & Driver Caps The Answer?

Cities are finding ride hailing services like Uber and Lyft increase congestion rather than decrease it. New York City has placed a cap on new licenses while it studies the effect of ride hailing ...

Fri 10 Aug 18 from CleanTechnica

Crowded NYC cracks down on Uber and Lyft with a new vehicle cap

Tech advocates are calling the move a blow to innovation. New York City Council members passed a package of bills today that will force Uber and other taxi services to pay its drivers ...

Wed 8 Aug 18 from Fastcompany Tech

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