This statement can be attributed to Bhairavi Desai (she/her), Executive Director of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance:
"Drivers across this industry are in the worst crisis in generations, barely surviving, and an agency with mismanaged funds now wants to steal the food off their tables. This fee -- on top of a devastating $2.50 congestion surcharge in Manhattan and after a 36% drop in revenue for yellow cab drivers -- appears manufactured at the state level to wipe out a sector that has kept the airports moving for decades.
"Drivers are in crisis but the Port Authority underestimates our resolve. If they want a fight, they got one. Drivers: get ready to shut down the airports."