De Blasio, Uber strike deal: No cap on company during study

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NEW YORK (AP) β€” A deal has been struck between New York City and the ride-hailing company Uber.

Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration announced Wednesday that Uber has agreed to a four-month study on the impact of the cars on traffic and the environment and there will not be a cap on Uber's growth during the study.

The administration wanted a 1 percent cap during a year-long study. Uber opposed any cap.

The deal was struck a day before a City Council vote that would have imposed the limit.

The agreement includes commitments from Uber to make more of its vehicles handicap-accessible and to turn over data to the city on the location and duration of its rides.

City officials say a cap could still be imposed if Uber reneges on the deal.