Yellow Cab, Uber, Lyft $2.50 Surcharge to Go Into Effect January 1 in N.Y.C.

By Paul Riegler on 28 November 2018
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Taxis on the streets of New York

Taxis on the streets of New York

A $2.50 congestion fee will go into effect on all New York City taxis as well as rides with ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft for trips south of 96th Street in Manhattan.

The surcharge was included in the New York State’s $168.3 billion budget that passed in April.

A smaller surcharge of 75 cents will apply to shared-ride services such as Via and uberPool

Once the $2.50 surcharge goes into effect, it will cost New York City residents and visitors a minimum of $5.80 to take a yellow cab before the trip even starts.

The monies collected from the surcharge will go to fund improvements to public transit.

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