Will Philadelphia officially be included in a bill that would legalize and regulate ridesharing statewide? We’ll find out today.
The chief executives of the state and its second-largest city said the record fine paints the state as “not a welcoming place for 21st century businesses.”
A new amendment would send part of Uber taxes in Philly straight to the long cash-strapped school district.
Its 12,000 drivers dwarf the 1,600 licensed taxi medallion owners in the city, with 20 percent of rides touching “underserved” neighborhoods.
The ride-sharing provider now has 12,000 drivers in Philadelphia, and it’s added 6,000 over the last three months alone.