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Mar 27·edited Mar 27Liked by AutoMarketplace NYC

A much fairer process would have been to have had an open enrollment period of a week or two for all 1,000 vehicle licenses for individual drivers without a vehicle license and who are renting vehicles. Of those applicants, give priority to those drivers with the most years of active driving and make the list public for transparency purposes. There is no reason whatsoever to hand over licenses to corporations while we have a CRISIS of predatory leasing. Moreover, the choice of vehicles should have been broadened to include (at minimum) hybrid vehicles in order to prevent a likely over demand and subsequent price hikes on EVs that are already pretty expensive. This process has been a disaster and will be much, much worse on Wednesday morning and, as you rightly predict, will probably be over in less than a minute considering the applicant pool quintuples for a lesser number of applications.

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