Taxation of Ridesharing

Ridesharing (also called ridehailing) refers to the business of using mobile phone apps to dispatch, route, and facilitate payment for on-demand, for-hire service. Its use has phenomenally grown since the first Uber ride occurred in July 2010. Ridesharing’s phenomenal growth has challenged cities. Although establishing causation from sparse data is difficult, some researchers have shown that ridesharing raises auto congestion and has cut into transit ridership in some places. The research team shall provide a clear and comprehensive resource on rideshare taxation for Illinois policymakers who are thinking about levying taxes on rideshare services.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $160000
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Illinois Department of Transportation

      Bureau of Materials and Physical Research
      126 East Ash Street
      Springfield, IL  United States  62704-4766
    • Managing Organizations:

      University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

      Illinois Center for Transportation
      1611 Titan Drive
      Rantoul, IL  United States  61866
    • Principal Investigators:

      Lehe, Lewis

    • Start Date: 20200816
    • Expected Completion Date: 20211215
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01747754
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Illinois Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: R27-217
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Aug 14 2020 10:44AM