The agreement was reached Wednesday, on the eve of a City Council vote on a measure that would have capped Uber’s growth at 1 percent for a year while the company’s impact on traffic and the environment was studied.
Under the deal, there will be no cap on the number of new Uber drivers during a four-month study period. In return, the company agreed to share data on the location and duration of rides and negotiate a possible surcharge to help pay for mass transit.
However, in an interview with CBS2’s Marcia Kramer late Thursday, de Blasio served notice that he still intends to play hard ball with the hard-charging company.
“Uber is a multi-billion dollar corporation that is looking out for its own interests and its own profitability,” the mayor said. “There will be rules. I don’t care how much money they have. There will be rules.”Comments