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Taxi union rips congestion-pricing proposal

Posted 12/8/23

The city’s yellow cab drivers will have to dish out $1.25 for every trip they make into Manhattan below 60th Street, according to the most recent congestion pricing proposal, a fee the New York Taxi Workers Alliance’s executive director is calling “a disgrace.”

The Traffic Mobility Review Board last week issued a report that, while exempting taxi and for-hire vehicles from the single-day $15 toll for passenger vehicles entering the Central Business District, nonetheless suggested the per-trip fee to, from and within the district for taxis, green cabs and black cars. App-based for-hire Uber and Lyft vehicles would be charged $2.50. 

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