NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Members of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance are rallying Wednesday in front of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office in Midtown.

They’re demanding yellow and green taxis be exempt from congestion pricing which begins Jan. 1 in Manhattan.

It affects just taxis and for-hire vehicles.

Taxi passengers will pay a $2.50 fee for rides below 96th Street, in addition to more than $3 in other fees.

The plan brings the cost of just getting in a cab to nearly $6.