Thursday, 9 August 2018

NYC vs Uber + Lyft

In the news on August 8th:

"In a much-anticipated vote Wednesday afternoon, the New York City Council moved to impose a slate of new regulations on ride-hailing services. If Mayor Bill de Blasio signs off on the new legislation, which he is likely to do, New York would be the first city in the U.S. to cap the number of Uber and Lyft vehicles, as well as establish a minimum wage for drivers. It would also impose a new license requirement with more robust data-sharing requirements for the fiercely proprietary companies..." [read more on City Lab].


"Uber and Lyft took on New York City once again, and this time they lost. The New York City Council voted today to pass a package of bills that would, among other things, instate a 12-month pause on adding new ride-hail cars while the city studies the companies’ effects on congestion and driver wages. Uber and Lyft have warned users that this may lead to higher prices and longer wait times for rides..." [read more on Recode].


Related resources
New York City Just Changed the Uber Game - City Lab
Uber lost in NYC. But here’s the real problem. - Recode
Where Ride-Hailing and Transit Go Hand in Hand - City Lab


Resources
Is Uber Doomed?
I Was Scammed by an Uber Driver
Famous Fare: Nimoy Drives JFK


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