NYC becomes first U.S. city to impose Uber/Lyft cap
NYC becomes first U.S. city to impose Uber/Lyft cap
Enlarge A Lyft ride-hailing vehicle moves through traffic in Manhattan
09 August, 2018, 02:31
Wall Street Journal editorial page writer Jillian Melchior and GOP communications strategist Lee Carter on how New York's city council may approve a one-year cap on new licenses for Uber and other ride-sharing vehicles. The unchecked growth of app-based for-hire vehicle companies has demanded action - and now we have it. The Council also voted to set a minimum driver wage equivalent to the yellow cab wage for app-based drivers.
The City Council voted Wednesday on a package of bills that includes a one-year moratorium on new licenses for for-hire vehicles while the city studies the rapidly changing industry.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said he meant to sign the bills into law, which would start the 12-month period where no new for-hire vehicle licenses would be issued, with an exception for wheelchair-accessible vehicles. Hundreds of cab owners couldn't earn enough to pay for their vehicle leases and taxi-license medallions, and economic desperation became a factor in at least six driver suicides since November.
But opponents say the regulations could result in longer wait times and higher prices for ride-hail services. The drop in incomes has demoralized many drivers and the New York Taxi Workers Alliance said there have been six suicides among cab and livery drivers in recent months.
Trump's China Trade War Just Escalated by $16 Billion China announces tariffsin retaliation to the steel and aluminum duties and promises a response to the latest U.S. announcement. March 1: President Donald Trump announcestariffs on all imports of steel and aluminum, including metals from China.
Lyft said: "These sweeping cuts to transportation will bring New Yorkers back to an era of struggling to get a ride, particularly for communities of color and in the outer boroughs". Although a number of cities have tried to shut down Uber and Lyft altogether, or attempted to force the companies to operate exactly the same as taxicabs, this marks the first time a major city has passed legislation that will regulate ride-hailing apps as their own industry.
Lawmakers who backed the measure cited congestion in the city and hoped that it would stop the decline in compensation for drivers, according to WABC in NY.
Last month Uber's CEO and Lyft's president both addressed the traffic congestion complaints at a technology conference in Aspen, Colorado.
Cultural ties between Russian Federation and the United States have been hampered by the current diplomatic impasse. In reply to the latest engagement, Seagal on Twitter said he was "deeply humbled and honored".
AMD's France webpage also posted the Cinebench benchmark performance of Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and Intel Core i9 mistakenly. But given the fact that it has blown Intel Core i9 out of the water in terms of performance, the price tag seems plausible.
These devices will likely roll with the newest in new Android, Android 9 Pie , an operating system that's also just been released. In additional photos, we can see that Google will apparently be changing the color of the power button this time around.
Thomas Zurbuchen, from NASA's Science Mission Directorate, said: "By studying our star, we can learn not only more about the Sun". The probe will be the first spacecraft to fly into the low solar corona-the aura of plasma that surrounds our closest star.
Stokes "started to take the mick out of them", mimicking their actions and "high-pitched" voices, he told the court. I didn't feel I had an option to leave in the heat of the situation. "I saw him after everything happened".
Naturally, Simon's Echo Fighter is Richter, who has his own rad poses and moves, and Alucard is available as an Assist Trophy . There's also a tourney mode which automatically creates a tournament grid given the number of human and CPU players.
Many Kardashian fans took issue with Bendjima's comment, though the model claims it was just a joke, according to Us Weekly . The sisters have unfollowed him on social media, and they are also dissing the man as hard as possible on Instagram .
Kyle Busch , who started second, began the race intent on driving past Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin , the pole sitter. Busch pitted the next time around to stay on the same strategy, but Truex stayed out to win his seventh stage of the season.
The US blamed the attack on Vladimir Putin and said they would be issuing fresh sanctions in response to the deadly attack. The United States said on Wednesday said it was imposing a new round of sanctions on the Kremlin as a result.
Samsung teases first terabyte-plus QLC SATA SSDs
Samsung says it plans to also release 1TB and 2TB versions and that the first ones will be available later this year. As the chip capacity per unit area rises from 3 to 4-bit, electric charge can decrease by as much as 50 percent.
US senator presents letter to Putin from Trump
Spokespeople for Paul did not immediately respond to questions about the letter, which was given to representatives of Putin. Paul received the letter before leaving Washington and then hand-delivered it to the Russian government, the source said .
Papa John’s blames Papa John for big sales decline
Papa John's said same-store domestic sales slid 6.1 percent in the April-June period, the third straight quarterly decline. Even when Endeavor's new ads do hit the market in the fourth quarter, Ritchie says value messaging is going to be needed.
F1 legend Nikki Lauda recovers after surgery
But knowing Niki, I'm sure he will soon be telling every nurse and doctor that he has had enough of the hospital. As flames surrounded his auto , Lauda was rescued by his fellow drivers and suffered severe burns.
West Nile detected in Dresden
According to the Central Connecticut Health District, the mosquitoes that tested positive for the virus are in the Culex family. The department stressed that West Nile is a preventable disease and that wearing insect repellant outdoors is a must.
Carrie Underwood to kick off new tour in NC
At the end of 2017, she suffered a bad fall outside her home, leaving her with a broken wrist and 40-50 stitches in her face. In the two-part video clip, Carrie also talked about her upcoming album Cry Pretty and her tour, kicking off next year.