NBTA Urges Congressional Action to Prohibit Unfair Ground Transportation Fees
Despite Congressional efforts in 2002 to curb local and state government taxes on ground transportation services, some terminals in the United States continue to charge fees to all for-hire vehicles. These fees are forcing out small businesses, curtailing competition and driving up costs for business travelers.
To remedy this problem, NBTA supports language that would prohibit a transportation terminal using federal funds for infrastructure overhaul from taxing pre-arranged ground transportation services. We urge Congress to re-examine the RIDE Act, thus ensuring the corporate travel community is not unjustly targeted.
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The GBTA Foundation is the education and research foundation of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world"s premier business travel and meetings trade organization headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area with operations on six continents. Collectively, GBTA"s 9,000-plus members manage more than $345 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA provides its growing network of more than 28,000 travel professionals and 125,000 active contacts with world-class education, events, research, advocacy and media. The Foundation was established in 1997 to support GBTA"s members and the industry as a whole. As the leading education and research foundation in the business travel industry, the GBTA Foundation seeks to fund initiatives to advance the business travel profession. The GBTA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. For more information, see gbta.org and gbta.org/foundation.