Share a Cab, Cut Your Fare

Friday, Nov 20, 2009  |  Updated 7:00 AM EDT
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Share a Cab, Cut Your Fare

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Hop in with a stranger. It'll be cheaper.

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Everyone's looking for ways to cut expenses these days, and the Taxi and Limousine Commission wants to help out.

Starting next month, the TLC will pilot a program in three spots where two or more people can get in a cab for a reduced fair, the company said yesterday.

"We hope that before the end of the year we'll have at least three stands open," TLC Chairman Matthew Daus told the Daily News.

Want to be first in line for a discounted fare? Get in with a stranger at 57th St. and Eighth Ave., 72nd St. and Third Ave. and Columbus Ave.. Riders will be able to get out at any point from Park Ave. to 42nd St., which is the only way the cabs will be headed.

Fares with strangers will be up to 50 percent less than regular meter fares – and who knows, maybe you'll meet the love of your life.

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