In 2018 New York City became the first city in the world to directly respond to the unrestricted growth of app-based car fleets like Uber and Lyft and the declining wages of their drivers. Intended to curb congestion and address equity in the system, the regulations being imposed are not immovable limits. And because New York City has led the way in collecting important details about traffic, app-based trips, and drivers’ earnings, the solutions are based on actual data from the streets and must change when the day-to-day circumstances demand it.
Join Open House New York for a presentation by Meera Joshi, Visiting Scholar at NYU Wagner and former Chair of the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, to hear how these regulations work in practice, how they are affecting ridership across the city, and the lessons other cities can learn from New York’s experience as they face similar challenges. A conversation with Sarah M. Kaufman, Associate Director of the NYU Rudin Center for Transportation, will follow.
This program is part of Open House New York’s The Moving City: Transportation Infrastructures of New York, a year-long series of tours, conversations and debates about the future of transportation and mobility in New York City.