Potentially setting a major precedent for ride-sharing regulation, New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission Thursday approved regulations requiring companies like Uber to report detailed data on rides in the city.
Today the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission voted in favor of fatigue rules that would track and monitor taxi drivers to prevent accidents because of driver fatigue. It did so in the face of an Uber counterattack that claimed the rule was a threat to their passengers’ privacy.
The Taxi and Limousine Commission should track e-hail rides the same way it does taxi trips. Op-Ed by Brad Gerstman, Spokesperson.
It's one of the first lessons we learn as kids: don't get in the car with strangers. But modern technology has made services like Uber and Lyft so popular that many are choosing to take the risk, despite reports of violence and sexual assault involving ridesharing services.
The taxi alternative, Uber, promotes itself as being dedicated to rider safety. But that claim is being challenged by a University Park woman whose Uber ride tragically changed her life.
A new regulation meant to help regulate fatigued drivers could have other serious implications.
Check out the TLC Hearing livestream coverage of NYETA spokesperson Brad Gerstman discussing Uber issues regarding rider safety.
Two women plan to file lawsuits this week against Uber, claiming their drivers terrorized them — and that the company tried to cover it up.
One of the major objections to the proposal to allow ride-hailing services like Uber to expand to upstate New York is that it does not include fingerprinting of drivers, although it's already required of all taxi operators in New York City — including Uber. Outside the city, ride-hailing firms conduct private driver screenings — underscoring how these app-based services, even though acting as public conveyances, believe their business should be shielded from regulators.
AFA Gallery manager Frances Stern has worked with the world’s top artists, but she’s never seen anything like the Uber driver who took her for a wild ride into the Bronx, where she was forced to make a frightening escape, she says.