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For-Hire Drivers

January 20, 2019, 5am PST
New York City's ailing taxi industry is fighting what they call a "suicide surcharge," a new $2.50 fee they will be forced to charge riders below 95th Street in Manhattan. Eight drivers have already taken their lives as their business suffers.
The New York Times
December 23, 2015, 2pm PST
Researchers found a small uptick in Manhattan traffic during rush hour, as Uber gains more riders from 4 to 7 p.m. than taxis lose. Uber also holds general sway over the other boroughs when it comes to for-hire vehicles.
FiveThirtyEight
July 23, 2015, 6am PDT
This story broke, moved toward City Council action, then broke again—all in a New York minute.
New York Times
July 20, 2015, 12pm PDT
An op-ed by Mayor Bill de Blasio declares that the time has come to regulate transportation companies like Uber.
New York Daily News
July 13, 2015, 8am PDT
New York City is considering a cap on the number of new for-hire drivers (including transportation network companies) while the city studies the impact of for-hire vehicles on the city's congestion.
BuzzFeed News