Previously: SFMTA Blames Uber And Lyft For San Francisco’s Traffic WoesRide-Hail Carpooling Could Cut Traffic By 75 Percent
A 2015 study put San Francisco third in the country for congestion, behind only LA and DC.
It’s hard to know what to believe in the war of words over the Bay Area’s traffic woes.
According to KRON, transportation regulators in places like Bejing and Shanghai are mulling new rules requiring ride hail drivers to live where they work, driving vehicles registered in those cities.
In fact, says KRON, “thousands of drivers,” head into the city every day to shuttle us around, possibly jamming the freeways and bridges on their way.
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Uber and Lyft made $44 million since becoming legal in Philadelphia
In their first two months of legal operation in Philadelphia, Uber and Lyft together brought in more than $44 million, according to tax revenue announced by the Philadelphia School District on Thursday.
Uber and Lyft together brought in more than $44 million in two months of legal operation in Philadelphia.
The district expects the ride-hailing app industry to generate $2 million to $2.5 million for the city’s schools annually.
Based on the tax data, business seemed to improve for the ride-hailing companies compared with last summer, when they averaged about $4.8 million a week.
The legislation levied a 1.4 percent tax on each ride provided through the companies’ apps, and the School District receives two-thirds of that.
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Uber and Lyft Give Philly Schools a Boost for the First Time
Previously, when Uber and Lyft operated under a temporary court reprieve, they were taxed at just 1 percent per ride.
The tax revenue is split between the school district and PPA, with the district receiving two-thirds and the PPA getting the remainder.
The school district says it expects to bring in between $2 and $2.5 million annually in revenue from ride-sharing fees.
And, in the first fruits of a tax agreement, school leaders announced that the district would receive nearly $358,000 from the ride-sharing companies.
An Uber spokesperson told the publication on Thursday that business is “strong and growing.”Follow @fabiolacineas on Twitter.
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