Lifted a lawsuit Friday against the city of New York on regulations limiting how long drivers can cruise certain busy parts of Manhattan without passengers. The company that drove after the tour requested that the Taxi and Limousine Commission's "very harmful cruise rule" be removed.
"Lyft supports extensive pricing, which is the most effective way to reduce traffic," Lyft spokeswoman Campbell Matthews said in a statement. "But TLC's hasty, arbitrary approach would be a significant step backward for New York City transportation, which for years has suffered from an inefficient tax mediation system created by TLC. This rule is not a serious attempt to address traffic jams, and would hurt riders and drivers in New York. "
New York City first passed a law in August 201
As part of the expansion, the city determined that cars may be empty in certain parts of the city only 31% of the time, except after 9 p.m. 23 Wheelchair-adapted vehicles and electric cars are exempt.
last month over cruising caps, saying the rules threatened its business model.
Lyft's lawsuit, filed in the Supreme Court of New York, says the cruising rule is based on a TLC study using "outdated, unreliable data." The suit also states that the "unfair" rule does not apply to taxis even though they contribute to congestion, and does not take into account the negative effects this can have on undervalued communities.
TLC spokesman Allan J. Fromberg said the agency has not yet been served the suit, but it is clear that it is yet another attack on the city's consistent effort to reduce traffic stops and help drivers make money for their families while they works with companies that have stacked the tire against them by flooding the streets with drivers in a race to the bottom. We will vigorously defend ourselves against this suit, and we will continue to fight for safer, less congested streets and for drivers' rights. " Now playing:
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