City comptroller opposes mayor on Uber cap

City Comptroller Scott Stringer has jumped into the New York taxi debate and is going against the mayor. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a proposal

The comptroller detailed why the city should not yet implement a cap.

The comptroller detailed why the city should not yet implement a cap. (7/22/15)

NEW YORK - City Comptroller Scott Stringer has jumped into the New York taxi debate and is going against the mayor. 

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a proposal to cap for-hire taxis, such as Uber, on city streets. Stringer argues that it doesn't make sense to put a limit on the number of vehicles without completing a study on how they impact congestion.  

Stringer laid out several main points, including that the city needs to examine driver standards for both yellow cabs and Uber cars, and that surcharges need to be standardized. 

He adds that every New Yorker should have a full range of services so they can choose how they want to get around. 

Uber is against any cap and has released an ad campaign against de Blasio. 

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