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After New York City’s War With Amazon, Uber Could Be Next

Posted on February 20, 2019
Will Uber face the same challenges as Amazon did? (Photo: Flickr user Carlos Pacheco)

Will Uber face the same challenges as Amazon did? (Photo: Flickr user Carlos Pacheco)

Mayor Bill de Blasio approved a yearlong cap on Uber vehicles last summer, making New York the first major American city to rein in the booming ride-hail company. Now de Blasio wants to extend the cap, prompting Uber to sue the city last week to overturn the law.

Uber has fiercely opposed the cap, arguing that it hurts New Yorkers who rely on the app, especially outside Manhattan where there are fewer transit options. The lawsuit called the city’s regulatory approach “unfortunate, irresponsible and irrational.”

The New York Times article here

Related LCT article: NLA Opposes For-Hire Transportation Cap

Related Topics: black car market, city regulations, New York City, New York operators, on-demand service, regulatory enforcement, TNCs, traffic jams, Uber

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