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Equity Impacts of NYC Congestion Pricing on Taxi and For-Hire Vehicle Drivers and Passengers

There are three principal types of equity considerations that relate to the distribution of benefits and burdens of congestion pricing: (1) income equity, (2) geographic equity, and (3) modal equity. This report attempts to look at first two, with a specific focus on taxi and for-hire vehicle (“FHV”) services. The benefits and burden of the proposed Central Business District (“CBD”) Tolling Program—commonly referred to as congestion pricing—may not be distributed equally among all drivers and passengers of taxi and FHV services. There are several key findings from this report.

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