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The plan is backed by Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who opposed Mayor Bill de Blasio's similar proposal three years ago.
The legislation would limit the number of vehicles at the current level by stopping the issuance of new for-hire vehicle licenses while the city studies the rapidly changing industry, which has been transformed by Uber's remarkable rise. The legislative package, which Mr de Blasio supports, would make NY the first major USA city to impose a limit on ride-hail vehicles. Taxi medallions - the aluminum plates required for the roughly 13,500 yellow taxis in NY - once sold for more than US$1 million but are now worth less than US$200,000.
De Blasio, a second-term Democrat, supports the legislation.
Also, people who live in the outer boroughs worry they will be left stranded. In the last few months, six taxi and ride-sharing drivers have committed suicide, some claiming financial hardship as the primary motive. "That alone is a reason to call a time out and assess what's going on here".
Uber also supports the minimum-pay standard, spokesman Jason Post said, because it gives the company an incentive to aim for a total number of drivers that isn't so large that competition reduces their pay.
The RDSU also asked that Uber should permit the drivers to choose out of the UberPool system-in which the passengers share with others and raise UberX base rates by at least fifteen per cent, to account for the ever-rising increase in auto maintenance and the on-road prices.
The companies that operate these vehicles, on the other hand, have an opposite perspective on the matter.As Uber spokesperson Josh Gold said in a statement, "it boggles the mind that the Council would take action to help drivers with an earnings bill while at the same time hurt drivers who can least afford to pay higher rental costs through a cap bill". "Cabbie Group Action is important in winning back the losses that taxi drivers have suffered". Lyft's leaders say the city declined an offer from the ride-hail companies to establish a US$100 million fund to help taxi drivers in exchange for dropping the cap.
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