NYC taxi fares go up 50 cents Sunday

Beginning at midnight Sunday, a 50 cent surcharge will be added to yellow cab fares throughout the city, raising the base rate from $2.50 to

BROOKLYN - Beginning at midnight Sunday, a 50 cent surcharge will be added to yellow cab fares throughout the city, raising the base rate from $2.50 to $3.00.

The additional money from the surcharge will go toward plugging the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's budget gap.

Taxi drivers are wary of the new fare increase, saying that it is likely to turn away potential customers and hurt business.

However some commuters say they do not mind paying a little more if it will help improve service on buses and subways.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Con Edison has offered a few tips you 1 Con Ed offers storm safety tips
2 Nor'easter conditions pound Canarsie
Coney Island saw heavy rain, high winds and 3 Rain, high winds, waves batter Coney Island
More than 375 restaurants are participating in the 4 NYC Restaurant Week gets underway
Windswept rain moved through the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood 5 High wind gusts, rain hit Sheepshead Bay

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE