Mayor Bill de Blasio released the following statement, saying he is prepared to sign the bill into law: "Our city is directly confronting a crisis that is driving working New Yorkers into poverty and our streets into gridlock". Hundreds of cab owners couldn't earn enough to pay for their vehicle leases and taxi-license medallions, and economic desperation became a factor in at least six driver suicides since November.
Uber has campaigned against the legislation, warning riders that a cap on drivers will create higher prices and longer waits for cars.
Ride-hailing companies aren't exactly pleased. Picture taken September 21, 2017.
"The City's 12-month pause on new vehicle licenses will threaten one of the few reliable transportation options while doing nothing to fix the subways or ease congestion", Uber spokesperson Josh Gold told The New York Times in a statement.
Perseids Meteor Shower Will Be One Of Year’s Best Sky Shows
When the Earth's orbit crosses a trail of these particles they can collide with our atmosphere and burn up as shooting stars. If you head out to a big open space with little light pollution you will have a better chance of seeing them.
Backers of the proposals say both the traditional yellow cab industry and drivers for app-based services are suffering as Uber cars flood the city's streets.
Lawmakers who backed the measure cited congestion in the city and hoped that it would stop the decline in compensation for drivers, according to WABC in NY.
The New York City Council originally mulled a similar ban in 2015, but it stepped away from the issue before any legislation was approved. Occupancy rates will also be standardized for companies like Uber and Lyft, and the areas they can operate in will be limited.
Senator visits Russia for patch-up try
Trump has repeatedly said he wants to improve relations with Russian Federation , which are severely strained. The Kentucky Republican said it was agreed that a delegation of council members would visit the US capital.
Student-athletes can now take up to 15 official visits, which begins August 1 before their junior year. In addition, agents certified by the NCAA would be able pay for meals and certain other expenses.
The company also expects to provide M.2 NVMe SSDs for enterprises and start mass production of 4-bit 5th-generation V-NAND. Samsung says it plans to also release 1TB and 2TB versions and that the first ones will be available later this year.
WikiLeaks' legal team said that they " are considering the offer but testimony must conform to a high ethical standard ". Wikileaks' Twitter account posted an image of the invitation from the committee's chair and vice chair, Sens.
Google has put a front facing speaker in there in addition to the camera, giving it a look that stands out for better or worse. The Android 9 Pie release is the proof in the proverbial pudding that Android as an operating system has hit its stride.
Seagal also announced his new position on Twitter , where he said he is "deeply humbled and honoured" to have this new role. Speaking to press after the announcement, Seagal said he was " sincerely grateful " to the Russian ministry for the honour.
Rand Paul announced Wednesday that he delivered a letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin from US President Donald Trump . The White House later clarified that it was written as a means of introduction for the senator, who wanted to meet with Mr.
According to her Linkedin bio, she is a member of the Delta Zeta sorority and is a graduate of Louisiana State University. When pulled over police, she gave a lengthy explanation as to why she should not be arrested.
At least 130 people were killed in the magnitude 6.9 quake that rocked the country Sunday; Greg Palkot reports. Some evacuees are grappling with the traumatic scenes of death and destruction that accompanied the quake.
Prosecutors allege that trouble flared after Stokes and Hales caught up with Ali, Hale, O'Connor and Barry on a nearby street. All three deny a charge of affray. "As I was on my own, when I separated two of them more people carried on behind me".
Kris Jenner hints she's engaged to Corey Gamble
Kris has been married twice before - the first to late lawyer Robert Kardashian which ended in divorce in 1991. Initially, Jenner said "no" while taking a long, hard look at the plate of crickets in front of her.
Thomas trails Johnson, McIlroy on 2018 PGA Championship odds
Also in the hunt: majors bridesmaid Matt Kuchar, British Open darling Xander Schauffele , and Masters anklebreaker Tony Finau . The tournament tees off Thursday morning; tune in and hang at Yahoo Sports for complete PGA Championship coverage .
NASA to Launch Spacecraft Closer to Sun
The mission was named after Eugene Newman Parker, a physicist who proposed a number of concepts about how stars give off energy. In the coming week NASA is launching its Parker Solar Probe; a spacecraft that's specially designed "to touch the sun".
Scientists racing to find, save young killer whale
As a female with reproductive potential, scientists say she could play a vital role in her species' recovery if she survives. If J50 responds to the salmon, they will be considered as a way to administer medications that may not be injectable.
China defends Iran business ties after Trump threat
In a tweet , Mr Trump warned: "Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States". European countries have also vowed to protect the nuclear deal by continuing to trade with Iran.
As US slaps on fresh tariffs, China fires back
At that time, Beijing threatened a 25 percent tariff on US crude imports, although it did not issue a specific date for the move. Shipping containers are seen stacked at the Dachan Bay Terminals in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China July 12, 2018.
Nintendo Leaks New 'Super Smash Bros.' Character
Additionally, Chrom from the Fire Emblem franchise and Dark Samus from the Metroid series were announced as echo fighters . Luigi has seen his share of spooks in haunted mansions, but Wednesday's Super Smash Bros .
Samuel L. Jackson Will Be Back For SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME
How all of this plays out onscreen is still anyone's guess, but if you dig Jackson as Fury, get ready to see a lot more of him. Now we know a couple of former S.H.I.E.L.D. agents are suiting up again to meet Spidey on the big screen for the first time.