The City Council is voting today on a package of legislation regulating app-based ride hailing companies in NYC.
It’s a big topic, with a lot of competing interests. Uber and Lyft have been projecting doomsday scenarios (which the Daily News rightly calls “bunk”). I understand how important these services are, particularly in the outer boroughs. For many families, including people of color who have faced decades of discrimination, these app-based companies have been a real game-changer and have improved service where both public transit and traditional yellow-taxi service have failed to serve all New Yorkers.Read More