Taxi Commission to Vote on Fare Hikes

The flat-rate fee between Manhattan and Kennedy Airport would jump from $45 to $52

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012  |  Updated 10:36 AM EDT
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NY Taxi Commission Considers Fare Hikes

Your taxi cab rides may soon get more expensive, with the NYC Taxi Commission mulling a proposed fare hike of 17 percent. Lori Bordonaro reports.
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The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission is set to vote Thursday on proposed taxi fare hikes.   

The plan would increase the cost of the average ride by 17 percent. The base fare of $2.50 would not increase but the mileage charge would.     

The flat-rate fee between Manhattan and Kennedy Airport would jump from $45 to $52. The surcharge to travel to or from Newark Liberty International Airport would rise from $15 to $17.50.     

The commission held a public hearing Monday to discuss the plan. Most agreed on the fare hike. But disagreement arose with owners over another issue. This proposal, if passed, would not increase the leasing fee paid by drivers.

The last time taxi fares increased was in 2005.

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