Now that the new campus won't be setting up shop in Queens, the city is heading into battle with another tech giant.
When a local bus company shut down, Advantage Chauffeur Services started a new daily service to New York City with a 14-seat passenger van.
Uber so far has declined to join the lawsuit against the measure, which could result in rate increases for ridehail customers.
Industry leader Scott Solombrino calls the measure ‘crazy’ and a ‘crisis’ for luxury transportation operators.
A package of bills passed Aug. 8 will shake up for-hire transportation in New York City.
The city plans to enforce a limit on the number of private ground transportation vehicles allowed.
By using low-speed vehicles and limiting their range, the Coast service has decreased the number of tech challenges.
A report proposes commercial drivers in New York City get a wage floor of $17.22 per hour.
Ground transportation services lose a round in court and abandon their case to be exempt from the rules and costs.
The companies argue it could cost $1 billion to comply, and the percent required is arbitrary and doesn't reflect the demand of riders.
25% of for-hire vehicles dispatched would have to be accessible by 2022.
The Independent Drivers Guild, seeking a 40% pay hike, handed regulators 15,000 signatures.
Group president says limousine industry faces a regulatory crisis in New York.
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