The city plans to enforce a limit on the number of private ground transportation vehicles allowed.
The decision is important because it shows New York views drivers for ride-hailing apps to be employees who are eligible for benefits.
Uber and Lyft operate in New York City under a 2001 arrangement through existing taxi laws that will not change.
The TNC argues these checks can flag people who were merely arrested, even if they were exonerated or charges were dropped.
On Nov. 17, the TNC released a new poll of 800 people living outside New York City that shows 80% support its expansion.
Half of New York yellow cabs must be accessible to the disabled by 2020, but the TNC does not have to follow those rules.
Opponents of the bills proposed by state lawmakers say comprehensive laws addressing fingerprinting and wheelchair accessibility are needed.
The New York driver got outsmarted by a member of the Taxi and Limousine Commission who was riding in his backseat.
Limo operators can now run the Ford Transit 350 LWB EL in compliance with New York transportation safety regulations.
Investigation discover tips withheld for ‘admninistrative purposes’
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