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Salisbury to consider adding fee to Uber, Lyft rides

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Uber and Lyft rides in Salisbury could get a little more expensive.

Salisbury will consider adding a 25 cent fee to all rides from transportation network service companies in the city.

Under the assessment, riders would pay an extra 25 cents per ride.

The revenue collected from this program would be used for transportation purposes, such as maintaining the city’s roads and funding safety improvements. 

Uber driver Dereck Lowe has been driving in Sussex County for two weeks.

The Salisbury City Council discussed the potential ordinance during the Sept. 20 work session. It will move forward and should be discussed at a future council meeting.

Salisbury Director of Infrastructure and Development Amanda Pollack and Transportation Project Specialist William White presented the potential ordinance to the council.

“It’s essentially free money out there for us,” Pollack said to the council. “It’s an untapped revenue source.”

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Source: GANNETT Syndication Service