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Baker Seeks Increase in Ride-Hail Service Fees

Gov. Charlie Baker said his proposed fee hikes on rides through apps like Uber and Lyft are a response to the "wear and tear" put on traffic infrastructure by the popular services. [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS]

After blaming ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft for clogging roads and operating with "little oversight" in a speech Tuesday night, Gov. Charlie Baker proposed in his annual budget to hike the per-ride fees on such services and to use much of the new funding to improve the safety and reliability of the MBTA.

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