The move comes at the request of the city, a source familiar with the matter told CNN.
For-hire vehicle services shut down at 8 p.m. Tuesday and will resume at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, the source said. Yellow cabs will continue to operate.
“We’ll be following local guidance around the operation of our services,” a statement on the Lyft app reads. “In some areas, we have been asked to temporarily pause operations. … Some curfews may permit certain types of travel, such as workers heading to essential jobs. If you’re riding during a curfew, please follow the guidance set out by your local officials.”
“Please travel only for essential trips,” the notification read. When inputting a new trip, the app said: “Unfortunately, Uber is currently unavailable in your area.”
An Uber spokesperson said the company is working with cities across the United States to determine how it should operate during curfews.
“Some cities have requested that we suspend operations during curfew hours while others want to ensure Uber is available for essential services,” the spokesperson said.
Via, another ridesharing service, also shut down in New York on Tuesday night. A company spokesperson said that passengers using the service after the restriction lifts at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday but before the curfew ends at 5 a.m. may be required to provide a reason for travel to the New York Police Department. Via is also shutting down its services in Washington, D.C. in keeping with the local curfew there.