- The Washington Times - Friday, July 17, 2015

Uber introduced a new app feature Thursday that shows the epic delays that would be created under New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed service cap.

When users click on the tab that reads “De Blasio’s Uber,” a message pops up telling them, “This is what Uber will look like in NYC if Mayor de Blasio’s Uber cap bill passes. Email the Mayor and City Council. Say ‘NO’ to de Blasio’s Uber!” the New York Post reported.

The stunt was a response to a bill proposed by the City Council that would combat congestion by forcing Uber to cap the number of for-hire licenses it can have on the road.

“Mayor de Blasio’s plan to stop Uber will cost 10,000 jobs, hurt underserved areas and make wait times for Uber cars skyrocket,” Uber spokesman David Plouffe said in a statement. “With this view, New York City riders can see for themselves how much time this political payback to big taxi owners will cost them.”

City Hall officials ripped the stunt.

“No company’s political war chest or tactics entitles it to shake off rules meant to protect the public,” said de Blasio spokesman Wiley Norvell, the Post reported. “We have a job to do to keep this city safe, keep it moving and look out for the public interest.”

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