New York Won't Cap Number of Uber Drivers
"The de Blasio administration has backed away from its fight with the app company Uber, agreeing on Wednesday to drop for now its plan to place a cap on the number of vehicles operated by Uber in New York City," reports Matt Flegenheimer.
"Under the agreement…the city will conduct a four-month study on the effect of Uber and other for-hire vehicle operators on the city’s traffic and environment."
The de Blasio Administration proposed a cap on the number of "for-hire" drivers earlier this month and even took to the pages of the New York Daily News to make what amounted to several arguments against Uber's extra-regulatory operations. The proposal was expected to face a vote in the City Council this week, before the current agreement took effect.