TLC HEARING ON CONGESTION PRICING
WEDNESDAY, NOV 28
33 Beaver Street
(4/5 to Bowling Green; R/W to Rector Street)
STOP $2.50 CONGESTION PRICING FEE ON YELLOW CABS!!!
Keep up our fight to exempt yellow cabs from the $2.50 Congestion Pricing fee on all trips below 96th Street! Uber, Lyft, and other Apps will be able to charge 75cents for cars “available” for group rides, even if the car has only one passenger. Other App cars pay $2.75 per trip.
The majority of yellow cab trips will be affected. The meter will go up, but drivers get nothing. All the money will go to the MTA. Drivers will lose fares and tips will be wiped out. Owner-drivers struggling to keep up mortgages will be devastated. Call for yellows to be exempt, just like the state exempted liveries in 2009 from the 50cents MTA tax.
If the congestion pricing fee will lead you to bankruptcy or foreclosure, you need to speak up at the TLC public hearing!
The City and State can still fix this!
Support for us is growing and there may be lawsuits. SPEAK UP about how hard it is to make anything right now and how the fee will affect you. Bring foreclosure, eviction, bankruptcy notices. The hearing will be packed with media and officials. To hear us, they have to see us! If you cannot come due to work, ask a family member or friend to come for you.