Congestion pricing begins for NYC for-hire vehicles

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NEW YORK -

New Yorkers will have to spend a little more to get around the city if they plan on using a taxicab or other ride services.

As a way to ease congestion, the state will now start collecting a $2.50 fee on every taxicab ride below 96th Street.

The initiative was originally supposed to go into effect on Jan. 1 but drivers were able to get a judge to put a temporary block on the proposal.

The order has since been lifted and now riders of app-based vehicle services like Uber and Lyft could also see $2.75 added to their fares.

Some New Yorkers say they are still hoping something can be done to make the change less of a burden on passengers.

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