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New York City Steers Limousines Into The Uber Pile-Up

Posted on February 20, 2019
Jeff Rose, president of the Limousine Association of New York (LCT file photo)

Jeff Rose, president of the Limousine Association of New York (LCT file photo)

The city's version of regulatory excess has suffocated the best source of real jobs in the for-hire-vehicle industry: Luxury limousines base operators.

Unlike the nearly 97% of for-hire vehicles affiliated with livery and black-car bases, whose drivers are nearly all independent operators or contractors, the 3% of FHVs affiliated with luxury-limousine base operators are mostly company-owned, and their drivers are treated as employees.

Crain's New York Business article here

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Related Topics: black car market, city regulations, Jeff Rose, LANY, limo licenses, New York City, New York operators, regulatory enforcement, TNCs, Uber

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