TNC Per-Ride Assessment Funds
Funds Disbursed to Cities and Towns by the Transportation Network Company Division of the Department of Public Utilities
Cities and towns have received funds from the Commonwealth through a state assessment on transportation network companies (TNCs), such as Uber and Lyft, operating in the Commonwealth in 2018. As required per state statute, each TNC has submitted to the Department of Public Utilities’ TNC Division the number of rides that originated within each city or town and a per-ride assessment of $0.20, which has been credited to a Transportation Infrastructure Enhancement Fund. One-half of the amount received from the Transportation Infrastructure Enhancement Fund has been distributed proportionately to each city and town based on the number of rides that originated in that city or town.
Communities receiving funds are required to submit a spending report to the Department of Public Utilities’ TNC Division by December 31, 2019.
For more information on reporting requirements and what the funds can be used for, refer to the Fact Sheet and Local Finance Opinion.
Approximately 64.8 million TNC rides originated in Massachusetts in 2017. In 2018, approximately 81.3 million TNC rides originated in Massachusetts.
For more information on funds received in 2018, refer to the Summary of Funds Received by Each City and Town in the MAPC Region. To see how each community plans to spend their share of the per-ride assessment funds collected for rides taken in 2017, refer to the 2017 Municipal Rideshare Fund Report.