Metropolitan Planning Council: Mayor Lightfoot’s proposed tax hike on ride shares is going to give pool riders a break

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – APRIL 02: Lori Lightfoot delivers a victory speech after defeating Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to become the next mayor of Chicago on April 02, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. Lightfoot will become the first black female mayor of the city and its first openly gay mayor.
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Metropolitan Planning Council Director of Transportation Audrey Wennink explains why Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s tax hike on individual ride shares is going to actually help low-income people. The proposal addresses street congestion downtown but concerns poorer users of the ride share service.

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