Statement from Borough President Diaz
RE: Pending Legislation on Uber
“Technology has significantly changed the taxi industry in this city, and a study of that impact is certainly warranted. However, such a study should be enacted prior to placing any caps on growth on any segment of the taxi industry. The legislation before the City Council is flawed, and would have the unintended consequence of inhibiting the growth of the livery car services my borough and much of the city relies on for transportation.
“The legislation concerning a cap on growth should be withdrawn, and a thorough study of Uber and the entire industry should be done before any cap is considered. I look forward to participating in such a study, and will continue to engage with all sides of the debate on this issue in the future,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.