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De Blasio Proposes Uber Freeze In NYC

Posted on July 10, 2015

NEW  YORK -- Uber, Lyft, and other businesses that run app-based car services in New York City are facing a year-long freeze on new cars proposed by mayor Bill de Blasio and members of the city council. The freeze would be implemented in order to perform a study of why average driving speeds in the city center dropped by 9% between 2010 and 2014, to just 8.5 miles per hour. Uber says that its business model is being unfairly blamed for gridlock, and that the real motivation for the freeze is the political power of its competitors in the traditional taxi industry.

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