#N12BK: Driver assistance centers

<p>New York lawmakers are pushing a bill for livery driver &lsquo;assistance centers&rsquo; in the city.</p>

News 12 Staff

Aug 7, 2018, 4:26 PM

Updated 2,079 days ago

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New York lawmakers are pushing a bill for livery driver ‘assistance centers’ in the city.
The centers would provide a space for livery drivers who are seeking help for issues related to finances and mental health.
The push for the centers comes after at least six livery driver suicide-related deaths recently.
The drivers allegedly took their own lives due to financial troubles.
Many TLC drivers have rallied against the increase of ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft.
The TLC drivers say the services take business away from them.
Lawmakers are also voting on a bill Wednesday which would curb the amount of ride-hailing vehicles allowed on city streets.


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