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New York Votes Through Uber & Lyft Vehicle License Cap

6 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

A proposal that would see new hires in ride-sharing halted for the time being in New York City has passed a vote in city council. The policy states that no new vehicle licenses for ride-sharing services will be issued for one year. All that's left now is for New York City mayor Bill de Blasio to sign the bill, which will codify it into city law. He is fully expected to sign the bill some time in the next few months, since he has personally spoken well of the initiative in the past.
The cap mainly targets Uber and Lyft, the two largest ride-sharing entities. According to city officials, the...
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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

6 days ago   |   By VentureBeat

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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New York City imposes temporary cap on Uber, Lyft vehicles

New York City imposes temporary cap on Uber, Lyft vehicles

6 days ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / A Lyft ride-hailing vehicle moves through traffic in Manhattan on July 30, 2018 in New York City.
The New York City Council voted Wednesday to put a ceiling on the number of ride-hailing cars on city streets-namely, Uber and Lyft. It is believed to be the first American city to impose such a measure.
"We've seen a race to the bottom in terms of wages and in terms of the livelihoods of these drivers, not just in the for-hire vehicle sector but in the yellow cab sector as well," Mayor Bill de Blasio said on NY1, a local news television channel on Wednesday.
"So the Uber business...
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