TLC approves new rules regulating app-based for-hire car services

Andrew Weber
August 07, 2019 - 12:38 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — The city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission approved new rules regulating app-based for-hire car services at a meeting Wednesday.

The rules would limit the amount of time drivers in Manhattan below 96th Street could drive without passengers.

The measures passed over some opposition from some drivers.

Wheelchair-accessible vehicles would not have to observe the rules.

The commission also voted to extend the previously voted-upon cap on for-hire drivers in the city.

The TLC hopes the measures will ease congestion in the busiest parts of Manhattan.

City data found that 41 percent of the time app-based drivers spend below 96th street in Manhattan is without passengers and the TLC hopes to bring that number down to 36 percent by February 2020. 

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