You May Pay Big Bucks To Drive In Downtown LA: Beware ‘Congestion Pricing’

The Metro Board of Directors agreed unanimously Thursday to move forward with two feasibility studies on raising the cost of either driving in a vehicle or riding in an Uber or Lyft in Los Angeles County.

Congestion pricing and levying a tax on companies like Uber and Lyft — referred to as Transportation Network Company rides — are steps other jurisdictions have undertaken, according to Metro staff reports, which noted that Chicago levies a tax of 67 cents per trip on TNCs and congestion pricing has been successful in other cities, including Stockholm.