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Uber is using a tax 'loophole' to make its rides cheaper

The mass transit I took to Brooklyn the other night came in the form of a gray Toyota minivan. It sure didn’t seem like mass transit: my colleague and I filled the middle row, and for most of the rush-hour journey crawling over torn up Greenwich Village streets and then coasting across the Manhattan bridge, it was just the two of us and the driver and four empty seats. Comfortable, but hardly efficient.
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