Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

Mar 07, 2024

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10:30 AM

4 min

A vote. The committee passes a bill amending compensation for for-hire vehicle drivers from advertising in their vehicles.

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# Council Member Selvena N. Brooks-Powers meeting and vote on advertising compensation for for-hire vehicle drivers

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58 sec

Council Member Selvena N. Brooks-Powers, chair of the committee on transport and infrastructure, opens the hearing to discuss and vote on Introduction 172, aimed at amending compensation for for-hire vehicle drivers from advertising.

  • The amendment concerns a local law from a previous session, specifying that for-hire vehicle drivers with approved advertising tablets should receive a minimum of 25% of gross revenue generated by such tablets.
  • Introduction 172 is sponsored by Majority Leader Amanda Farrias.
  • The proposed amendment also includes setting the licensing fee for interior advertising companies at $500.
  • Selvena invites Majority Leader Farrias to speak on her bill.

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# Amanda Farías on Enhancing Rideshare Drivers' Earnings Through Interior Advertising Legislation

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114 sec

Council Member Amanda Farías makes a statement on her new legislation that will increase rideshare drivers' earnings through interior advertising in New York City.

  • Farías details the hardships faced by rideshare drivers, including long workdays and inadequate profits.
  • She elaborates on Local Law 33, which allows rideshare drivers to earn passive income from interior advertisements.
  • The amendment ensures drivers receive a minimum of 25 percent of the gross revenue from in-car advertising, promoting fair compensation.
  • Farías underscores the goal of supporting New York City's rideshare drivers and fostering opportunities for them to generate more income.

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