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Uber and Lyft have allowed fuel surcharges elsewhere, but are not allowing them for New York City drivers, who were given an unrelated pay bump following a local 2018 mandate.
The raise comes to reflect the 5.3% rise in the Consumer Price Index.
The value of a yellow taxi medallion has plummeted from more than $1.2 million at its peak in 2014 to about $100,000 today.
The TLC has scheduled a hearing for primary day on plans to close a loophole that would have allowed the Revel Tesla Taxis.
The drivers for the apps had only qualified for federal unemployment initially because they were classifed as freelancers.
The northern expansion of Citi Bike is set to begin on May 4th, and will include more than 100 new stations by the end of July, according to a Lyft spokesperson.
There is a possibility it will be extended beyond that. "We'll see how it goes," de Blasio said.
Lyft, which owns Citi Bike, has also rolled out a new pricing scheme for the bikes.
"There's been small cottage industry around trying this and no real evidence of success."
The upcoming New York City rule would have restricted the amount of time app-based drivers for companies like Uber and Lyft can spend cruising without passengers below 96th Street in Manhattan.
A company spokesperson vowed on multiple occasions that the bikes would be available again come 'fall.'
“They are both emotionally traumatized and they’re getting therapy."
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