Senator Brooks speaks on his legislation to direct ride-sharing fees to local transit

NICOLA SHANNON BY WSHU

January 17, 2018

Originally published in NYS Senator Brooks: Rideshare Fees Should Fund Mass Transit on January 17, 2018.

A Long Island lawmaker wants to use fees from rideshare apps like Uber to find public transportation.

State Senator John Brooks, D-Massapequa, says the current 4 percent fee that goes to the state general fund could be put to better use to support local transit. He says the bill would generate $24 million for use across the state.

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