Washington State Senator Steve Hobbs, Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee has proposed a $0.50 per ride Taxi, For-Hire, and TNC (rideshare) tax in his proposed budget for the 2021-2023 Washington State Biennium Budget. We are opposing this new tax as none of revenue generated will be spent to directly benefit drivers, or administer statewide regulations on the industry as we have been calling for for over five years. Instead it will all go directly to the general transportation fund.
We sent the below letter to Senator Hobbs and the members of the Senate Transportation Committee to express our disappointment with the inclusion of this new tax on rides in the budget proposal. If you would like to contact Senator Hobbs you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.