NEW YORK (Reuters) – A Manhattan judge has rejected Uber Technologies Inc. is in the case of a New York City law limiting the number of licenses for a ride-from the services, being the first to cap a big American city.
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In a decision made public on Friday, the New York State Supreme Court Justice, a Movie, Frank, is rejected Uber’s argument that the city erroneously gave the Taxi and Limousine Commission has the power to enforce the policy.
Frank wasn’t convinced that it was the cap, which is part of the Local Law 147, would impede state efforts to reduce the traffic congestion by means of congestion pricing” for vehicles entering high-traffic areas of new york city.
“It looks like that’LL be 147, which is not in conflict with the congestion pricing of legislation is, in fact, it seems to be filling up,” Frank wrote. The decision was dated Oct. 31.
“We are disappointed that the TLC’s cap, which penalizes drivers who are forced to rent a vehicle, it will remain in place,” Uber said in a statement.
Nicholas Paolucci, a spokesman for the city’s law department, said in an email: “Working for hire, board members, and anyone affected by our congested roads need to be happy with this decision.”
August, 2018 the law was intended to make New York City more in control of the ride and came from companies such as Uber and Lyft, Inc.
It consisted of a one-year freeze on new licenses to for-hire vehicles, which was later extended until the end of August 2020, and the minimum pay standards for all drivers.
The case is separate from Uber’s high prices. 20 the challenge of New York City’s “cruising cap” rule is to limit the amount of time that drivers can be passengers in Manhattan south of 96th Street.
Based in San Francisco, Uber critical of many of the cities and towns which are its vehicles, increasing traffic congestion, and to command the business of taxi services.
The value of the medallions, which are licenses necessary to operate a yellow cab in New York City as well as to distinguish it from the ride of the licenses, accompanied as Uber and Lyft becoming increasingly popular.
“This cap is to save lives, and it is the basis for each of the groups of drivers Uber or a yellow cab to get out of poverty and instability,” Bhairavi Desai, the executive director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, said on Twitter.
The thing is ZEHN NY, LLC et al. v City of New York, et al., a New York State Supreme Court, New York County, No. 151730/2019.
Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Howard Goller