Boston: Uber, Lyft regulation needed to ease traffic woes, councilors say

The City Council focused its road rage on Uber and Lyft on Tuesday, calling for regulations, enforcement and taxes on the ride-hailing companies as a way of coping with Boston’s crushing traffic.

“It doesn’t seems like TNCs are being a good neighbor,” City Councilor Ed Flynn said, referring to transportation-network companies such as Uber and Lyft, saying they must provide more data and work with the city.

Flynn added during a hearing Tuesday, “They were invited to this hearing and they chose not to come. … I’m not very happy with them.”

Lyft spokeswoman Campbell Matthews said in a statement, “We are eager to work with City officials to increase understanding of Lyft and its value to Boston. While scheduling conflicts didn’t allow us to attend today’s hearing, we remain committed to working with all leaders across Massachusetts.”