Boston Mayor pitches to state lawmakers a new tax on parking garages, solo trips on Uber, Lyft

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said Tuesday that he’ll ask state legislators to consider opening the door to new taxes on private parking garages. He’s also suggesting a tax scheme designed to encourage customers of ride share companies like Uber or Lyft to take shared trips instead of riding solo.

The proposals were included in a summary of Walsh’s second suite of proposals for state lawmakers, released by City Hall on Tuesday morning. The legislative plans are focused on the environment and transportation.