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Newton residents took 1,292,503 Lyft or Uber rides
in 2018, a 23 percent jump from 2017. That means a Lyft or Uber ride originated in Newton on average 3,541 times a day last year, according to figures
from the state Department of Public Utilities, which is approximately 4 percent of the vehicle trips in Newton per day.
As a result the city will receive $129,250 from the 20 cent per ride assessment charged by the State to the Transportation Network Companies (Lyft and
Uber). The assessment is split with 10 cents going to municipalities where the rides originated, and 10 cents