Now Tanner’s commission is tackling transit problems in rural Georgia. It’s also looking for a regular source of state funding for transit across the state, and a ride-hailing fee might be just the ticket.
Earlier this year Tanner proposed a 50-cent fee on all rides for hire – including taxis, limos, Uber and Lyft, etc. The fee didn’t make it into the final transit bill signed by Gov. Nathan Deal. But at a transit commission meeting Monday, Tanner said he’ll revisit the issue in the upcoming legislative session.