Sam Schwartz suggests that adding a ride fee on for-hire vehicles could encourage riders to use cheaper transit options and reduce congestion.
“Sam Schwartz, a former city traffic commissioner who is on the state task force, said that a new ride fee could compel some passengers to seek cheaper alternatives, including subways and buses. He said that growing car congestion has hurt the city economy at all levels, from making it harder to get to work to increasing delivery costs for stores and restaurants.”
–Winnie Hu, NY Times
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