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Wolf signs bill allowing Uber, Lyft to operate in Philly

“I have supported the legalization of ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania, and I believe we should be finding ways to help these companies grow across the commonwealth,” said [Governor Tom] Wolf, who signed the bill late Wednesday. Under the measure, ride-sharing services would pay 1 percent of their gross […]

“I have supported the legalization of ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania, and I believe we should be finding ways to help these companies grow across the commonwealth,” said [Governor Tom] Wolf, who signed the bill late Wednesday.

Under the measure, ride-sharing services would pay 1 percent of their gross receipts from fares that originate in the city to the Philadelphia Parking Authority, which oversees taxi and limousine services in the city. The cash-strapped School District would get about two-thirds of that money, and the PPA would keep the rest. It is still uncertain how much money would be generated.

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