The bill in the spotlight is called 144-b. Robert Holden, a city council member, was one of the sponsors of that legislation, which calls for the one-year pause. He pointed out that the wait time for a app-hailed vehicle is very short, but that speediness comes at a cost. "They're clogging New York City roads—and the industry has remained unchecked for far too long," Holden says. "You have to have some kind of cap." He says he supports the bill because the cap is not permanent, and gives the TLC time to study the situation. "It's just out of control," he adds. One study did indeed find that ride-hailing services exacerbate congestion.