New York City moved to manage the unstable development of Uber and other application based ride administrations with a transitory top on new licenses for ride-hailing administrations.
The City Council endorsed a bundle of bills that incorporated a one-year ban on new licenses for-enlist vehicles while the city contemplates the quickly evolving industry. The enactment additionally will enable the city to set a lowest pay permitted by law for application based drivers.
Supporters of the recommendations said both the customary yellow taxi industry and drivers for application based administrations are enduring as Uber autos surge the city’s lanes. They said the development of ride-hailing applications has likewise compounded activity clog.
A comparable top on Uber and other auto administrations was proposed in 2015 yet did not draw in enough help to pass. City authorities said that in the mediating years the quantity of for-employ vehicles in the city has flooded from 63,000 to more than 100,000, compelling drivers to seek rare passages and making it troublesome for any of them to procure a living pay.
In the meantime, the estimation of the emblems that are required to work a yellow taxi has dove from more than $1 million to $200,000 or less, compelling numerous emblem proprietors into chapter 11. Obligation and budgetary hardship have been reprimanded for the passings of six taxi and auto benefit drivers in the most recent year.
Adversaries of the enactment said Uber and Lyft give truly necessary administration to zones outside of Manhattan that aren’t served by conventional taxicabs. They additionally said dark and Hispanic New Yorkers require ride-hailing applications since yellow taxi drivers frequently won’t stop for them.