The New York driver got outsmarted by a member of the Taxi and Limousine Commission who was riding in his backseat.
Recently, Uber acquired a livery car company called Abatar in the hopes of being able to compete in that sector, too.
The bill, aimed to prevent companies like Uber and Lyft from charging more when demand is high, would cap surge pricing to 100% of the normal rate.
It remains unclear if Uber provided the trip data, as requested in October by the New York Taxi and Limousine Comission.
A female officer posed as a frantic traveler who had been accidentally dropped off at JFK and pleaded to be taken to LaGuardia.
A refusal to hand over ride records prompts the action, but one base is still open so Uber can operate despite the ban.
Taxi and Limousine Commission officers relayed frightening tales about being bitten, punched, and having guns pulled on them.
Influential New York and New Jersey operators support Bill Thompson, the former comptroller of New York City.
The prior record was set in January 1998. By seizing illegal livery vehicles, the TLC protects legitimate operators and the traveling public.
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