Port Authority: $4 surcharge possible for all for-hire cars at airports
All for-hire cars, including taxis, black cars and app-based services like Lyft and Uber, could soon be subject to a $4 surcharge at Newark, LaGuardia and JFK airports in the future.
Cab drivers who are not happy about the proposal citied app-based companies such as Uber and Lyft for taking away business.
"What will we pay $4 for? We don't make any money for 17 or 18 hours a day," says Louis Dumercy, a cab driver.
Drivers expressed anger over a shrinking client base that would only negatively be affected by any increase.
Uber released the following response, ""We share the entire industry's concerns and look forward to an extensive public review process to better understand what steps the Port Authority will be taking to improve customer experience beyond sticking New Yorkers and tourists with excessive fees."
According to a statement released this morning, the Port Authority says no decisions are official yet, but they're seeking input from stakeholders.
If charges do happen, they say it would not be until 2018.
The funds would be used to update the airports.