CitizenVectron Posted August 9, 2018 Share Posted August 9, 2018 https://apnews.com/amp/f20b094d823b46a8b2edfc967d56de6b?__twitter_impression=true Quote NEW YORK (AP) — New York City moved Wednesday to regulate the explosive growth of Uber and other app-based ride services with a temporary cap on new licenses for ride-hailing services. The City Council approved a package of bills that included a one-year moratorium on new licenses for for-hire vehicles while the city studies the rapidly changing industry. The legislation also will allow the city to set a minimum wage for app-based drivers. Backers of the proposals said both the traditional yellow cab industry and drivers for app-based services are suffering as Uber cars flood the city's streets. They said the growth of ride-hailing apps has also worsened traffic congestion. This is a good move. There is no doubt that overall, Uber's disruption of the taxi industry has been a good thing for consumers. But it comes with its own issues, and those need to be addressed through regulation. The main things I think are of concern are: - Lack of proper set minimum wage paid (which means drivers are responsible for costs of vehicle w/out compensation) - More vehicles on road when the better solution (long-term) is more public transit Or the city could just be getting ready to enforce Uber Medallions Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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