As you may think about, each Uber and Lyft oppose the new guidelines and even sued the town in an effort to reverse the cap. “Time and again we’ve seen Mayor (Bill) de Blasio’s TLC (Taxi and Limousine Commission) pass arbitrary and politically-driven rules that have unintended consequences for drivers and riders,” Uber mentioned in a press release.
Uber additionally argues that there is not any proof that the foundations would ease site visitors congestion in Manhattan like native authorities declare. The New York Taxi Workers Alliance, nonetheless, says the corporate is merely “spreading fear and disinformation to New York drivers” to persuade them that the regulations defending their livelihoods are to blame for [its] grasping insurance policies.”
In addition to placing a cap on new rideshare automobiles and establishing a minimal wage, the new regulations additionally restrict the period of time drivers can “cruise,” or drive round to search for passengers. Starting in February, corporations will have to cut back their drivers’ cruise charges by 5 p.c after which by 10 p.c. At the second, rideshare drivers apparently cruise the town 41 p.c of the time.