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McPier Sues Uber and Lyft

Crains 19 March 2016 No Comment

The agency that runs McCormick Place today sued Uber and Lyft over a tax the convention center center owner says it is owed from the ride-booking services for rides departing from Chicago airports.

The Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (McPier) alleges that the companies have failed to collect and remit a $4 fee for every pickup made at O’Hare and Midway airports since December.


The TNPs, however, have balked at paying the tax. They point to an ordinance the city passed in November requiring a $5 fee for every pick-up and drop-off at Chicago’s airports as a way to level the playing field with taxi drivers.

But unlike the $4 taxi fee, which the city collects and passes along to McPier, the city pockets the $5 TNP fee. In fact, City Hall expects to pull in roughly $30 million in new revenue from the fee in 2016.

Read more in Crain’s

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