(Ap) – A New York state judge on Monday ruled in favor of Uber Technologies Inc. UBER.(N) and Lyft, Inc. (“LYFT.(O) 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.
FILE PHOTO: the Uber logo is displayed in the branch office in Bogota, Colombia, on December 12, 2019. (REUTERS photo/Luisa Gonzalez.
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.”
New York City passed the rule in August, with the aim of reducing traffic congestion in new york city’s ride-share vehicles will make up nearly one-third of the peak.
The city’s mayor’s office said it is reviewing legal options, including appeal.
“We have these rules in place to protect hard-working truck drivers and the New Yorker, and we have to fight to keep them,” said a spokeswoman for the mayor.
Monday’s ruling is a victory for Uber and Lyft, in their main US market, where the regulators will have to endure the toughest driving from the rules of the country, and forced the two companies to ensure that their business models.
The ruling does not affect New York City’s laws with regards to the away from, such as a limit on the number of app-based, for-hire cars, and the minimum pay for a city of 80,000-plus ride-share drivers.
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.
Lyft, which has filed a separate lawsuit in which Frank said that it was also covered by Monday’s decision, said the ruling confirmed the governor made a bad policy.
“We look forward to working with state and city leaders to address New York City’s transportation challenges, the only real solution to traffic congestion: lots of road pricing,” Lyft said in a statement.
To prepare for the law, both Uber and Lyft for the past few months, locked and the drivers of their applications at the time, and in areas of low demand.
It’s cruising in the hood, which is designed to come into force in February 2020, which sets a limit on the amount of time that drivers of app-based vehicles may be driving or waiting for passengers 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.
Frank on Monday said that the cruise fare is not the time that a driver spends in traveling to pick up passengers for a ride.
Report by Tina Bellon in New York; Editing by Cynthia Osterman and Lisa Shumaker