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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.
Yellow cabs will now be listed on the Uber app in NYC, but taxi advocates say they need more clarity on how the program will work.
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.
There is a possibility it will be extended beyond that. "We'll see how it goes," de Blasio said.
"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 growing number of Bangladeshi-American drivers, working the evening and early morning shift, are leaning on all-night badminton as the lone recreational activity that fits their irregular schedules.
Today's vote extends the cap indefinitely, and restricts how much time drivers can spend 'cruising' without passengers in parts of Manhattan.
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