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Uber isn't making New York traffic worse: Report

An Uber vehicle is viewed in Manhattan in New York City.
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An Uber vehicle is viewed in Manhattan in New York City.

An as-yet-unreleased New York City study will report that Uber and similar services have not had a significant impact on Manhattan vehicular traffic, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The $2 million study, conducted in part by consultants at McKinsey, is now expected to be released by City Hall in coming days, the Journal reported Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

One of the Journal's sources, who works in the taxi and for-hire car industry and was briefed on the findings, told the paper that the report "does not point the finger at Uber" for any traffic problems.

The report follows a protracted public battle between Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration and Uber. The mayor agreed in July 2015 that he would not immediately seek to cap the growth of the for-hire car industry while the traffic impact was studied.

Read more about the forthcoming study in the Wall Street Journal's report.