The mayor and the speaker sought to make it clear they were on the same page when it comes to Uber down the road.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio cleared the air Thursday about his administration’s surprise deal with ride-hailing service Uber.
The de Blasio administration said Wednesday that Uber has agreed to a four-month study on the impact of car service vehicles on traffic and the environment.
Uber kicked off a citywide jobs tour at Queensbridge Park in Long Island City on Tuesday.
The de Blasio administration is trying to slow down Uber’s rapid expansion.
The New York City Council is expected to vote on a measure that would number of new for-hire vehicle licenses.
Officials who are looking to limit Uber’s growth point to increases in traffic and pollution.
A survey of 200 New Yorkers conducted for a taxi medallion group found the app-based car service tops yellow taxis.
Uber and similar car services may hit a roadblock at City Hall.
According to the city’s Department of Transportation, average Manhattan traffic speeds declined from 9.35 mph to 8.51 mph between 2010 and 2014.
Councilman Stephen Levin, D-Brooklyn, is sponsoring a bill he calls a “timeout.”
The Electronic Privacy Information Center, a Washington, D.C.-based public interest research group, filed the complaint Monday with the Federal Trade Commission.
The commission initially required companies such as Uber and Lyft to submit any proposed app changes for its approval. The providers said that would stifle innovation.
Four credit unions lending the buyers of yellow cab medallions are filing a lawsuit, as the Taxi and Limousine Commission considers new regulations on Uber and similar operations.
A woman said she had escaped from an Uber car early Thursday, after the driver started to assault her.