Transportation Network Company (TNC) Trip Fees and Taxes, Massachusetts, 2016

  • Date Enacted: Aug 5, 2016

Summary

The State of Massachusetts passed transportation legislation that includes a $0.20 per-trip-fee for transportation network companies.  The fee will be broken down as follows, $0.10 will go toward local transportation infrastructure, $0.05 will be allocated to the Department of Public Utilities and $0.05 will be administered to the taxi industry.  The taxi fee will be in place for five years and the remaining fee of $0.10 to support public infrastructure will be in place for 10 years.  TNC’s will be responsible for the fee directly.

In a statement, Uber Boston General Manager Chris Taylor, supported the fee in this statement; “We are grateful for Governor Baker’s support and the legislature’s effort towards creating a framework that embraces an innovative industry that has changed the way the Commonwealth moves.1

1A New Tax on Uber Subsidizes the Taxi Industry. Emma Hinchliffe.  August 23, 2016.  Mashable.

2Bill H. 4570.  The 189th General Court of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Updated August 2017

Citation: H.4570

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