New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday expressed "concern" about a disparity in insurance requirements for Uber and Lyft taxis that shortchanges the city's crash victims, promising to review the issue further. His comments followed a Streetsblog investigation into the issue.
Uber and Lyft taxis carrying passengers are allowed to carry dramatically less liability insurance in New York City than elsewhere in the state. This disparity leaves far less compensation for people injured by app-based taxis, a Streetsblog investigation found.
In the 50 ZIP codes with the highest car ownership, Adams has received more campaign contributions than any other Democratic candidate, according to a Streetsblog analysis of campaign finance data and census estimates.