Lyft joins Uber in suing New York City over limits on cruising time

CNET | 10/11/2019 | Abrar Al-Heeti
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Lyft is suing New York City over a cap on cruising times.

Lyft filed a lawsuit Friday against the city of New York over regulations that limit the amount of time drivers can cruise certain busy parts of Manhattan without a passenger. The ride-hailing company called for the Taxi and Limousine Commission's "highly damaging cruising rule" to be eliminated.

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"Lyft supports comprehensive congestion pricing, which is the most effective way to reduce traffic," Lyft spokeswoman Campbell Matthews said in a statement. "But the TLC's rushed, arbitrary approach would be a significant step backwards for transportation in New York City, which for years has suffered from an inefficient taxi medallion system created by the TLC. This rule is not a serious attempt to address congestion, and would hurt riders and drivers in New York."

New York City first passed a law in August 2018 capping how many ride-hailing cars from services like Uber and Lyft can be on the street. New York Mayor...
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