Chicago Could Be Next to Cap Number of Ride-Hailing Vehicles

After New York City approved a similar law earlier in Agust, two Chicago alderman have proposed a law that would limit the number of vehicles operating for transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft.
August 21, 2018, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Two Chicago aldermen are considering capping the number of ride-share vehicles driving for services like Uber and Lyft," reports Mary Wisniewski.

Ald. Anthony Beale, 9th, along with Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, are leading the legislative charge, citing congestion and better pay for drivers as reasons to cap the number of vehicles.

"The number of ride-share vehicles in Chicago has quadrupled in the last three years, to nearly 66,000, according to city data," adds Wisniewski.

If the law passes, the city would follow the lead of New York City, which recently pushed through a similar cap after failing in the effort just a few years prior.

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Published on Monday, August 20, 2018 in Chicago Tribune
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