Lyft Sues NYC Regulators To Annul Limits On 'Cruise' Time

Law360 (October 11, 2019, 8:53 PM EDT) -- Lyft Inc. sued the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission in state court Friday over its new rule that caps the amount of time drivers can "cruise" Manhattan without passengers, arguing that the rule is arbitrary and capricious, against the interest of underserved communities and in violation of antitrust laws.

In an 85-page petition, Lyft slammed the commission for “hurriedly” approving a set of so-called anti-congestion rules in August, despite objections from New York City Council members, community groups, for-hire vehicle companies, drivers and others.

One of the rules caps how long for-hire vehicles can cruise Manhattan’s core without passengers...

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