Bhairavi Desai, executive director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, told The Independent that over the last four years, the total number of for-hire vehicles had risen from around 52,000 to 137,000. She said Mr Schifter was the third cab driver to kill himself in three months because of economic concerns about the plight of the industry.
And Lyft and Uber will offload their giggers as fast as the autonomous conversion will allow. It’s sad, but the politicians can only alter the nature and speed of the transition. To do otherwise would do greater harm in the long run.