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S.F. supervisor eyes charging Uber, Lyft city fees per ride

San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim wants to force ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to pay the city a fee each time they pick up a passenger, saying that they should help defray the costs of their effects on infrastructure and traffic, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. “The sharing economy can be a benefit to many if done right — but companies making billions can share some of the costs of fixing problems they help create,” Kim told the paper, adding that ride-sharing companies haven't…

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