Court annuls NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission ridesharing cruising cap

The Supreme Court of the State of New York has annulled a regulation that would have required “For Hire Vehicle Bases” (such as Uber and Lyft) to limit the time drivers on their platforms spent “cruising” (without a passenger in the vehicle) to 31 percent of total driving time in lower Manhattan. The court ruled that the cruising cap was without sound basis in reason and imposed without regards to the facts.

A CRA team consisting of Cristina Caffarra, Oliver Latham, Sam Marden, Hugh Wills, and Pablo Olmos advised Uber. Steve Tadelis was the external expert.