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New York City extends its cap on new Uber and Lyft vehicles [The Verge]

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SmittenKitten
2004 Rider
 Posted 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Remember what's happening in NYC now will set precedence in many cities moving forward.  (Also what's happening in CA).

The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission voted Wednesday to extend its cap on the number of Uber and Lyft vehicles permitted to operate within the city. The commission also amended its rules aimed at limiting the amount of time drivers can cruise without passengers in Manhattan below 96th Street.

Last year, the New York City Council voted to halt the issuance of new for-hire vehicle licenses for 12 months. Under the cap, Uber and Lyft could still be granted licenses for wheelchair-accessible vehicles — which both companies sorely lack — but would be prevented from adding new ride-hail vehicles for one year. Today’s vote extends that cap for another 12 months, while also cutting deadheading — or the amount of time drivers spend without passengers in the car — for both companies from 41 percent to 31 percent.

They are threading the needle with their stance. These claims are tricky, and is muddle when it comes to whom they are really supporting.

The vote by the TLC wasn’t a surprise; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said two months ago he wanted the cap extended for another year to prevent app companies from “taking advantage of hardworking drivers, choking our streets with congestion, and driving workers into poverty.”

https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/7/20758796/nyc-uber-lyft-cap-extended-tlc-de-blasio

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    Bigjoeknows
    5 Driver
     10 months ago

    uber & Lyft are vehicles of the Wall Street corporate Mafia & globalist who want to destroy. Or in slave all of humanity. Evil SCUMBAG Bastards

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      JHLong01
      27
       10 months ago

      We are all slaves of the rich. Every move by these entities is designed to suck the wealth out of us directly into their pockets.

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      Uberserge
      1279 Rider Driver
       10 months ago

      Uber=Evil Empire

      Lyft=Dysfunctional Little Sister

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      BrianTheScrewDriver
      434 Driver Driver
       10 months ago

      While the large corporations battle the government, we the people sit by and watch, helpless. 

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    AsStibelDude
    625 Driver
     10 months ago

    We are all doomed. 

    Then again, we will all just go back to being taxis 

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      Uberserge
      1279 Rider Driver
       10 months ago

      What were we until now, UBER and Lyft are cabs with an app.

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      Uberserge
      1279 Rider Driver
       10 months ago

      Uber and Lyft are just taxi companies with an app.

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      Bigjoeknows
      5 Driver
       10 months ago  (edited 10 months ago)

      I wish all the other drivers would realize that they'd be better off going back to being taxis if you really want to earn a living in this business become a taxi cab driver forget about UBER & lyft. Be Your Own Boss be your own Taxi


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    Uberserge
    1279 Rider Driver
     10 months ago
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    Bigjoeknows
    5 Driver
     10 months ago

    Yes uber and lyft need to be stopped illegal operations they need to be regulated they're putting illegal aliens into cars they have no respect for law they  are evil bastards. They don't care about the lives they destroy sadly that's  evil in corporate America today.