NY Assembly Democrats Seek Surcharge for Ride Hailing, Cabs and Limousines - NBC New York

NY Assembly Democrats Seek Surcharge for Ride Hailing, Cabs and Limousines

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    NY Assembly Democrats Seek Surcharge for Ride Hailing, Cabs and Limousines
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    Democrats who control New York's Assembly have released their version of a New York City congestion pricing plan that includes charging ride-hailing services, livery cars and limousine companies $2.75 every time they travel in certain parts of Manhattan.

    The chamber's state budget proposal released Monday calls for spending $170 billion in the coming fiscal year, $2 billion more than what Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo is proposing.

    Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, a Bronx Democrat, wants to boost transit spending another $500 million to fix the city's ailing subway system.

    Funding would come from a $2.75 charge on Uber and Lyft drivers, livery services and limos traveling below 96th Street in Manhattan. Taxi cab trips below 96th Street would be hit with a 50-cent-per-trip surcharge.

    Senate Republicans may release their own budget proposal this week.

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