UberPool, Lyft Line & Via Shared Rides Can Resume in NYC After 15 Month Hiatus
The shared and pooled rides ban authorized during the early days of the pandemic has been lifted by the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission
The NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission lifted the suspension on shared and pooled for-hire trips in NYC stemming from the COVID pandemic. In March 2020, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an Executive Order that banned shared and pooled rides to promote social distancing. The return of shared and pooled rides should help normalize passenger fares, which have surged due to driver shortages. In addition, Via, a distant third competitor to app giants Uber and Lyft, is set to regain its business given 65% of its trips were shared pre-pandemic.
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