As you can imagine, both Uber and Lyft are opposed to the new rules and are even suing the city in an effort to turn the cap. "From time to time, we have seen Mayor (Bill) de Blasio's (TLC) TLC go through arbitrary and politically driven rules that have unintended consequences for drivers and motorcyclists," Uber said in a statement.
Uber also claims that there is no evidence that the rules will ease congestion in Manhattan, as claimed by local authorities. The New York Taxi Workers Alliance, however, says the company is simply "spreading fear and misinformation to New York drivers" to convince them that regulations protecting their livelihoods are to blame for the greedy policy of [its]. "
In addition to restricting new Rideshare vehicles and setting a minimum wage, the new regulations also limit the amount of time that drivers can" cruise "or travel to search for passengers. From February, companies will have to reduce cruise fares for their drivers by 5 percent, and then by 1