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In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Budget & Tax News managing editor Jesse Hathaway speaks with Manhattan Institute for Policy Research fellow Jared Meyer. Meyer and Hathaway talk about New York City mayor Bill DeBlasio’s “war on Uber,” and how the city can reduce traffic deaths by reducing regulations on taxicabs and ridesharing companies.
Meyer explains the history and motivations behind DeBlasio’s fight against the ridesharing company, saying that DeBlasio’s campaign promise to make the streets safer for pedestrians by making it easier for Uber to pick up passengers, and easier for people to get where they want to go how they want.
Meyer says he suspects the DeBlasio administration will restart its campaign against the popular ridesharing company in a few months, after the conclusion of the city’s “impact study” examining how Uber affects local traffic patterns.