As you can imagine, both Uber and Lyft reject the new rules and even sued the city to reverse the cap. "We've seen time and again that Mayor (Bill) de Blasio's TLC (Taxi and Limousine Commission) passed arbitrary and politically motivated rules that have unintended consequences for both driver and driver," Uber said in a statement.
Uber also argues There is no evidence that the rules would ease traffic jams in Manhattan, local authorities claim. The New York Taxi Workers Alliance, however, says the company merely "spreads fear and disinformation to New York drivers" to convince them that the rules for protecting their livelihoods are responsible for [its] greedy policies. "
The new rules set limits to new rides and minimum wages, and also limit the time drivers are allowed to" drive "or drive around to search for passengers, and from February, companies must cut their riders' cruise fares by 5 Percent and then by 1