New York TLC Cap, the driver view.
Last month the New York City Council imposed a 12-month cap on any new drivers obtaining a TLC license. While a move that had been discussed for some time, the legislation seemed to be hurried through at speed.
The various TLC centers around the city saw a flood of drivers hoping to get registered before the cap came into force. Our app saw an extra 1,000 drivers during August, almost 400 on one day. But what doe the cap mean? Who is in favor, who will win and who will lose. We asked our 13,000 drivers and here are the results:
Q. When asked what will be the most likely positive impact, a large number, 40% of drivers, said the move would stabilize and even increase pay for existing drivers. While 22% feel it will help reduce congestion, the same percentage felt it would increase driver opportunities.
Q. When asked about any negative impact, the responses were mixed, but the overriding mood was that there would be very few real negative implications of the cap.