As you can imagine, both Uber and Lyft are opposed to the new rules and even sued the city in an effort to turn the hood. "Time and time again, we have seen Mayor (Bill) de Blasio's TLC (Taxi and Limousine Commission) pass arbitrary and politically driven rules that have unintended consequences for drivers and riders," Uber said in a statement.
Uber also argues that there are no indications that the rules will ease Manhattan traffic congestion, as local authorities claim. However, the New York Taxi Workers Alliance says the company "only spreads fear and disinformation to New York drivers" to convince them that the regulations protecting their livelihoods are to blame for [its] greedy policies. "
In addition to By setting new rideshare vehicles and establishing a minimum wage, the new regulations also limit how long drivers can" cruise "or drive around to look for passengers. As of February, companies must reduce drivers for drivers by 5 percent and then by 1