New York City Council vote in favour of capping Uber drivers

Today, August, 8, New York City Council passed a bill to cap the number of Uber drivers that operate in the City for 12 months. According to a report in Futurism, an "overwhelming" amount of the City Council members voted in favour of the bill along with four other bills. The bill to halt any new licenses being issued to Uber drivers for the next 12 months came about to combat the increased congestion caused by huge numbers of Uber drivers who have joined the ride-sharing giants. City Council members also believe that capping the amount of drivers working for Uber will increase the amount of trips each driver can make throughout their shift, therefore increasing their potential to make more money. Uber are not happy with the decision though, claiming in the New York Times customers will now be left stranded waiting longer for a driver to pick them up and stress that the new bill will do nothing to fix the subway and help taxi medallion owners. The 12 month bill will now give legislators the opportunity to really analyse the impact of ride-hailing in the city and look to come up with a way of assuring it can work for everyone in the future.

Taxi-Point_Banner_V2 29.03.2021.gif
  • Facebook TaxiPoint
  • Twitter TaxiPoint
  • YouTube TaxiPoint
  • Instagram
LTDA Feb 2021.gif




ETHOS 030 Taxi Point ad mob (002) MARKET
MMC April 2021 static TAXI INSURANCE (3)
Ascotts Taxi Repair
Plan Taxi Insurance
advertise with us.jpg

The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the publishers.

All written and image rights are reserved by authors displayed. Creative Common image licenses displayed where applicable.

Reproduction in whole or in part without prior permission from the publisher is strictly prohibited.

All written content Copyright of TaxiPoint 2021.