Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Beware: New "Downtown" Uber/Lyft Tax Impacts Huge Part of the Sloop

Well we didn't know this...and it looks like it's going to impact a huge part of the Sloop (via Curbed Chicago):
The mayor’s new transportation tax is now in effect, which means Uber and Lyft riders will now pay more for trips downtown.
In 2019, Mayor Lightfoot eliminated the flat fee of 72 cents. Replacing that fee is a tiered structure which was approved in November and is the highest tax in the nation.
The 2020 fees are meant to incentivize public transit options and shared trips. The highest fees, $3, will be for trips that start or end in a designated downtown zone. All trips in a private car, like an UberX, will have a $1.25 surcharge. The new legislation lowers the fee on shared trips, like Uber Pool or Lyft Line, to 65 cents. Although, shared trips to the downtown zone will be increased to $1.25.

So what is the map of "downtown"?  Here you go:

Just a tip, walk a half a block south of Roosevelt and get cheaper rates (we guess).

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