- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - Comptroller Scott Stringer is calling for the New York City Council to delay a vote on capping the number of Uber cars on city streets.

Stringer said Tuesday that he opposed the cap. The council wants to impose it 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.

Stringer’s position breaks from Mayor Bill de Blasio’s stance. Both are Democrats.

But Stringer says Uber also needs to make concessions, including instituting a ride surcharge to help fund the region’s public transit network.

San Francisco-based Uber opposes any sort of cap and has unleashed an ad campaign against de Blasio.

A City Council spokesman said a vote on the cap could be held Thursday.


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