New York City

On-demand helicopters prompt climate concerns

Climate activists thought car emissions were bad but these helicopters are another story.

Polly Trottenberg

Society doesn’t break down with 14th Street closed to cars

On Thursday morning, the city began its experimental transit initiative, preventing all passenger cars – including taxis and ride-hail app vehicles, such as Uber and Lyft – from driving on 14th Street in Manhattan between Third and Ninth avenues, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

New York City

Public transportation is the future for ride-hail giants

Lyft and Uber are expanding their apps to include public transit information and directions.


Will New York follow California on gig worker protections?

California is poised to turn its gig workers into full employees, and New York may soon follow.


City Council looks for answers on ride-hailing regulations

As the New York City Council sought answers on ride-hailing rules, acting TLC head Bill Heinzen was on the spot.

New York City

TLC unveils new hub for taxi and ride-hail data

The TLC Data Hub features data from for-hire vehicles, yellow taxis, green taxis, and other shared rides across the city.

New York City

Uber and Lyft’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year

Can the app-based for-hire vehicle industry regain its mojo in New York City?

NYC Department of Transportation

Ride-hail apps fret over New York City’s new regulations

Uber, Lyft and Via are trying different approaches to comply with New York City's new cruising time limit. 

New York City

A new way for ride-hail drivers to fight back?

What would happen if drivers took advantage of an antitrust loophole and incorporated into a single entity?

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Ride-hail growth slows under new regulations

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a permanent extension of the FHV cap and new limits.

New York City

New York City taxi drivers need debt relief, but not from taxpayers

A New York City Council bill that likely will include public money to pay off taxi medallion owner debts would set a bad precedent. The city does have a role, though, in helping to facilitate the collective private-sector action that will get lenders to negotiate, writes Nicole Gelinas.

New York City

City recommends tighter regulations for medallion lenders

The big question is: will a city bailout be approved to ease some drivers’ more immediate issues?

New York State

Revitalizing rent regs and ending vaccine exemptions

John Stewart spoke on behalf of 9/11 first responders, rent regulations were revitalized, an end has come to religious vaccine exemptions, the Uber cap has been extended — and more in this week's headlines.

New York City

New York isn’t letting up on ride-hail

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan for the Taxi and Limousine Commission to make permanent the cap on for-hire vehicle licenses and institute a limit on the time app-based companies like Uber and Lyft can allow their vehicles to cruise without passengers in the core of Manhattan.

New York City

Gauging the Uber driver strike’s impact

New York City’s ride-hail drivers' strike may not have made a noticeable travel impact on riders.


Behind the ride-hail drivers strike

Wednesday, drivers for app-based ride-hail companies like Uber and Lyft will participate in a morning strike in cities including New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles.