Reducing Congestion and Improving Transit in NYC

Will the NY's Surcharge on Cabs and For-Hire Cars Help?

On the City & State New York site, Eric Goldwyn offers his take on New York's plan to impose fees on cabs, for-hire cars, and pooled-ride services in Manhattan:

A surcharge on taxis and for-hire vehicles is meant to appease a bunch of interest groups who will all end up not much better off. The core problems – all of the vehicles that make New York’s congestion unbearable and the MTA’s spending habits that make Imelda Marcos’ shoe hobby look like a rounding error – remain unaddressed and solutions that skirt those issues promise little long-term relief.

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Tile photo by Chris Barbalis.

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