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US cities use ride-hailing fees to fix roads

Cities all over the United States are pinching tiny amounts - from 15 cents to more than 1% - to fast-track improvements in trains, roads and bridges

"I think it's a progressive transportation tax. It will make public transportation competitive with the ride-share industry." - Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago (above)

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IN Chicago, a 15-cent fee on Uber, Lyft and other ride-hailing services is helping to pay for track, signal and electrical upgrades to make the city's trains run faster and smoother.

Ride-hailing trips in Philadelphia are expected to raise US$2.6 million this year for the...

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