Pr. Ge­orge’s weighs Uber, Lyft sur­charge

The Washington Post Sunday - - COMMUTER - — Luz Lazo

Prince Ge­orge’s County is con­sid­er­ing a pro­posal to im­pose a 25-cent sur­charge on rides with Uber, Lyft and sim­i­lar ser­vices.

The per-trip charge would be used to fi­nance im­prove­ments to the county’s bus sys­tem and in­crease the num­ber of ac­ces­si­ble taxi­cabs; it would be ap­plied to ev­ery trip orig­i­nat­ing in the county.

The pro­posal was voted out of the county coun­cil’s trans­porta­tion com­mit­tee, and the full coun­cil could vote on it this month. The charge would be con­sis­tent with what other ju­ris­dic­tions are do­ing to gen­er­ate rev­enue from the grow­ing app-based ser­vices and use it to pay for other trans­porta­tion-re­lated op­tions.

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