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This may be something you are already aware of, but check it out. Increased surcharge for all trips below 96th st in Manhattan.

https://www.blackcarnews.com/article/congestion-pricing-coming-for-fhv-taxi-drivers-in-2019

What I'm trying to figure out, how exactly does this impact the driver. Because according to other sources, Uber AND Lyft seem to support this? Is it explicitly saying the driver pays that $2.75 Or what? What's the deal here?
The reason why the rideshare companies support these sorts of fees is because it would incentivize riders to take pool/line. Even though they might lose money here and there on those rides, their hope is that they can make up for it through volume. Another reason why they support these laws/fees is because when they do more rides, they garner more market share and it allows them to raise even more venture capital.

Some companies actually do want/crave regulation believe it or not. It makes the barriers of entry higher for new entrants and ensures the status quo.

Hope it makes more sense?
 

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This may be something you are already aware of, but check it out. Increased surcharge for all trips below 96th st in Manhattan.

https://www.blackcarnews.com/article/congestion-pricing-coming-for-fhv-taxi-drivers-in-2019

What I'm trying to figure out, how exactly does this impact the driver. Because according to other sources, Uber AND Lyft seem to support this? Is it explicitly saying the driver pays that $2.75 Or what? What's the deal here?
"Under the recently passed law, the surcharge is to be passed along to passengers"
"Although the fees are being called "congestion pricing," politicians have admitted that charging FHVs and Taxis will not affect traffic in any discernable way"
Let that sink in for a moment.
 

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"Under the recently passed law, the surcharge is to be passed along to passengers"
"Although the fees are being called "congestion pricing," politicians have admitted that charging FHVs and Taxis will not affect traffic in any discernable way"
Let that sink in for a moment.
Should be called city revenue pricing lol
 

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I'm not going to try to Google old news articles right now, but this new tax was explicitly created to generate more funding for the MTA to repair the subway system. Let THAT sink in. Taxing an unrelated service to fix problems created by decades of financial mismanagement. People want to avoid the trains because they're terrible, so they take an Uber. So, the city's response is, let's charge them subway fare ($2.75) even if they take an Uber instead of a train.
 
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