• Uber, Lyft dealt a major blow after New York City votes to cap vehicle licenses

    4 monthes ago - By Stl Today

    Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing services were dealt a major regulatory blow on Wednesday after the New York City Council voted to cap the number of new licenses for one year in an attempt to reduce traffic congestion and increase...
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  • New York City Passes Legislation Restricting Growth Of Ride-Hailing Apps

    New York City Passes Legislation Restricting Growth Of Ride-Hailing Apps

    4 monthes ago - By NPR

    New York City passed a law Wednesday capping the number of ride-hailing cars from companies such as Lyft and Uber for one year.
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  • New York Freezes Ride-Sharing Vehicles, Orders Minimum Wage for Uber, Lyft Drivers

    4 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Uber, Lyft, Via, and others won't be able to add new vehicles to the roads of the five boroughs of New York City following a 39-6 vote by the city council to freeze registrations for one year.
    About 80,000 vehicles are currently used for so-called “ride sharing,” in which drivers get a hail through an app. They complete 17 million rides a month. The city licenses for street hailing just under 14,000 yellow cabs and fewer than 4,000 “green” taxis , which can't pick up fares in the lower two-thirds of Manhattan. The council said it will use the next year to study congestion and other...
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  • New York City just voted to cap the number of Uber and Lyft drivers and will enforce a minimum wage for drivers

    4 monthes ago - By Chron

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    The New York City Council just voted 36-6 to require ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft to pay their drivers minimum wage, and will prohibit them from hiring new employees for a year.
    The year-long halt on new driver hires will go into effect 120 days after the bill becomes a law.
    Uber was also recently required to classify NYC drivers as employees, rather than independent contractors, after the New York Unemployment Insurance Board ruled that Uber must provide unemployment benefits.
    Councilmember Adrienne Adams said that 85% of ride-hailing drivers currently earn...
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  • New York City issues temporary cap on ride-hailing vehicles

    4 monthes ago - By Review Journal

    New York City moved Wednesday to regulate the explosive growth of Uber and other app-based ride services with a temporary cap on new licenses for ride-hailing services.
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  • New York City puts a limit on Uber and Lyft car licenses

    New York City puts a limit on Uber and Lyft car licenses

    4 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    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 U.S. metro area for a major source of their revenue. The first such cap by any major U.S. city was part of a package of measures aimed at r...
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  • Crowded NYC cracks down on Uber and Lyft with a new vehicle cap

    4 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    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.
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  • New York City Council passes first-in-the-nation cap on Uber and Lyft

    4 monthes ago - By Washington Post

    The bill imposes a one-year ceiling on non-wheelchair-accessible ride-hailing vehicles while the city undertakes a study on the impacts of ride-hailing. It also imposes a minimum wage for ride-hail drivers.
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  • New York City Council votes to cap licenses for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft

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

    4 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    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 time to study the industry's impact. During that time, ride-hailing companies would only be able to add new vehicles if they're wheelchair accessible. The legislation also allows the city to set a minimum wage for drivers.
    There were drivers demonstrating in favor of the bill package outside City Hall today, and the Independent Drivers Guild (which says it represents more than 60,000 drivers for...
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  • Uber Hit With Cap as New York City Takes Lead in Crackdown

    4 monthes ago - By NY Times

    The City Council voted on Wednesday to cap Uber vehicles and other ride-hail services.
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