The proposal comes after a judge threw out a Taxi and Limousine Commission proposal to reduce the percentage of time that app-based cabs could be cruising from 41 percent to 31 percent. The report argues that a fee will work better.
The city's proposed cap on cruising times for app-based cabs is "arbitrary" and illegal because it supersedes the state's traffic-reduction regulations, and was concocted secretly without taking into consideration other factors, a new lawsuit by Uber argues.
Our taxicab Tennyson, our deadline Dylan, Charles Komanoff predicts that the mayor's Uber/Lyft plan won't really solve the congestion problem. There's math involved, so you might want to open that calculator app.