Mass. Fiscal Calls on Eldridge to Remove Ban on Ride-Share at Seaport, Airport

(BOSTON)—Paul Craney, executive director of the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance, called on state senator Jamie Eldridge to remove from ride-share reform a controversial measure aimed at protecting the taxi industry. Mass. Fiscal Alliance sent a letter to Senator Eldridge this morning, which may be found at Senator Eldridge is the vice chair of state administration and regulatory oversight.

"Both the Seaport and the Airport are notable for a lack of transportation options and a glut of tourists," Craney said. "Banning ride-share services like Uber and Lyft from operating in those areas is a bad idea."

Governor Baker advanced ride-share reform legislation earlier this year; the House of Representatives added stiff restrictions for services operating in the Seaport and the Airport. The bill is expected to be taken up by the Senate soon. Click here to view MassFiscal's letter to Senator Eldridge.

Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance advocates for fiscal responsibility, transparency, and accountability in state government and increased economic opportunity for the people of our Commonwealth.

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