FILE PHOTO: the Uber logo is displayed in the branch office in Bogota, Colombia, on December 12, 2019. (REUTERS photo/Luisa Gonzalez.
(Ap) – A New York state judge on Monday ruled in favor of Uber Technologies Inc. UBER.(N) in a lawsuit against the City of New York, striking a new rule to limit the amount of time a driver’s journey from services to be able to spend it cruising the streets in a busy area of Manhattan without a passenger.
Right Lyle, he is the Supreme Court of the State of New York, in a decision known as the city of sailing’s cap “arbitrary and capricious.”
Uber, which filed the lawsuit in September, and is pleased with the decision.
“Uber will continue its commitment to the fight for the driver’s flexibility in the face of politically-motivated legislation, and to stand up for policies that will effectively combat the traffic congestion,” the company said in a statement.
The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, which regulates the drive of the industry, and it is over the line, and had no immediate comment.
In the city, the cruise, the cap, as part of a series of measures to curb the problem of road congestion. It was set to come into force in February, in the year 2020.
To set a limit to the amount of time a driver’s app is based on the vehicles ‘cruising’ or riding without a passenger, and in Manhattan south of 96th Street.
New York, cruising in the caribbean the rate was 41% in 2018. Under the new rule, the limit should be decreased to 36% in February of 2020, and to 31% in six months ‘ time.
Report by Tina Bellon in New York; Editing by Leslie Adler and Giles Elgood