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Uber Shows Its Political Power as NYC’s de Blasio Drops Car-Capping Bill

An illustration picture shows the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign

Uber won.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has dropped his proposed bill that would have capped the growth of car service companies like Uber while the city studies their impact on congestion. Uber won’t be forced to limit its New York fleets, at least for now.

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It was a mean fight that saw each side pull out all the stops to sway public opinion. Despite Uber placing a “de Blasio” tab in its app, showing users potential wait times for rides if the mayor’s bill passed, de Blasio stood his ground, saying, “No company’s multi-billion-dollar political war chest gives it a blank check to skirt vital protections and oversight for New Yorkers.”

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RE/COD by Carmel DeAmicis



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