Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Why New York City is Limiting Uber and Lyft Drivers- #DontStrandNYC -SeveralSeats

How New York Could Become First Major U.S. City to Cap Uber and Similar Vehicles

This new bill would cap the number of ride-hailing vehicles on the road resulting in why Uber and Lyft are facing a slackful crackdown in New York City.

I was reading a NYT article and actually learn about what #DontStrandNYC is trying to prevent. A limit on Uber vehicles would prevent underemployment and low driver wages. Drivers are literally killing themselves because low driver wages are a trap.

After recently leaving a Mets game I saw a green cab and a yellow cab waiting for passengers. None of the cabs wanted to give my family a ride home. I really hope we do not go back to the days when you tell a yellow cab your destination and they speed off.

They should of pick up minorities, I’m talking real life, been passed by yellow cabs, cabs stop and when you tell them where you are going they say they are getting off soon, they derserve what they get. The following quote from the [New York Times] suggests -

"The legislation being considered by the City Council would make New York the first major American city to set a limit on ride-hailing vehicles, which in a relatively short period of time have transformed the transportation networks in cities across the world. Mayor Bill de Blasio, while stopping short of fully endorsing the proposal, suggested that the time had come to rein in the industry.

The proposal supported by the City Council speaker, Corey Johnson, would halt the issuance of new for-hire vehicle licenses, except for vehicles that are wheelchair accessible, while the city conducts a yearlong study of the industry".

This isn't about halting technology totally incorrect, it’s separate bills that are addressing pay and utilization issues. A worker cap would have been better, it would have increased labor value while a vehicle cap will increase costs for workers, much like the medallion system.

This is about the advancement of technology being taking the human element into account. Uber, as an app, is great! But it still requires human drivers & humans paying money to use it. Those factors must be constructed with all parties in mind.

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