Charles Duane Baker Jr. is an American businessman and politician serving as the 72nd Governor of Massachusetts since January 8, 2015. According to him, this will help the state manage traffic better. Though some Uber/Lyft users have also expressed dissatisfaction over this decision, the entire private Taxi owners associations are rejoicing this decision. This brings a bit of fair competition with Uber and Lyft.
Governer Chalie Baler has endorsed the plan to move Uber and Lyft traffic from main terminal gates of Logan International airport to the Central Garage. He also supports the plans to raise toll tax or charges for picking up passengers and dropping passengers for app-based taxi hailing sites. Though strong opposition from Lyft and Uber has made this plan controversial it is supposed to face a vote on 25th April.
By raising pickup charges from $3.25 to $5 and adding an extra $5 drop-offs charge would help Massport raise required funds for the new loading and drop-off zone and cover the losses arising from lost parking slots. This will also reduce congestion in the East Boston area. This has been proposed since March and is finally being voted for implementation or rejection tomorrow.