I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…
Massachusetts to Tax Ride-Hailing Apps, Give the Money to Taxis:
(David Ingram) Massachusetts is preparing to levy a 5-cent fee per trip on ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft and spend the money on the traditional taxi industry, a subsidy that appears to be the first of its kind in the United States.
Republican Governor Charlie Baker signed the nickel fee into law this month as part of a sweeping package of regulations for the industry.
Ride services are not enthusiastic about the fee.
My Commentary: Pathetic…