Pr. George’s weighs Uber, Lyft surcharge
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.