NEW YORK CITY JUST BECAME THE FIRST US CITY TO SET A MINIMUM WAGE FOR UBER AND LYFT DRIVERS
New York City is the first US city to adopt a minimum wage for drivers working for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft.
The city's Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) said on Tuesday that it passed rules that will require "high volume" drivers of for-hire vehicles to receive a wage per trip that corresponds to $27.86 per hour, or $17.22 after expenses. The rules will go into effect in mid-January.
NYC YELLOW TAXIS MULL PILOT PROGRAM THAT WILL ALLOW FOR SURGE PRICING
The Taxi and Limousine Commission is set to vote on a pilot program that will give yellow and green taxi drivers the ability to offer customers upfront pricing, similar to how Uber and Lyft does, as well as the option to use surge pricing to determine their own rates, reports Politico.
ALPHABET'S WAYMO TESTS PRICING, TEAMS UP WITH PUBLIC TRANSIT
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NEW YORK CITY GOES AFTER UBER AND LYFT
"When you get behind the wheel of your car, or clamber into a Lyft, or squeeze onto a bus, your commuting choice feels specific to you and your needs. But taken together, all these personal decisions influence cities' transportation systems, and how they work to move the masses. Then, when you layer in how transit options have exploded—ride-share, car-share, bike-share, scooter-share—it’s no wonder cities are grappling with what all those personal choices mean for our public streets, writ large. And trying to figure out what to do about it."