Comptroller Scott Stringer called Tuesday for the New York City Council to delay a vote on capping the number of Uber cars on city streets, breaking with fellow Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio’s stance.
The council is expected to vote on Thursday to impose a cap for a year while studying the ride-hailing service’s impact on traffic. Stringer says the study should be completed before any decision on a cap is made.
But Stringer says Uber also needs to make concessions, including instituting a ride surcharge to help fund the region’s public transit network.
Uber opposes any cap and unleashed an ad campaign against de Blasio.