Yellow cabs call for fare hike amid soaring gas prices

The New York Taxi Workers Alliance, which represents yellow cab drivers, says it plans to ask the city to raise fares by about $1.50 for

BROOKLYN - The New York Taxi Workers Alliance, which represents yellow cab drivers, says it plans to ask the city to raise fares by about $1.50 for a ride.

The group says the proposal comes on the heels of rising gas prices.  It says with higher gas prices, drivers are taking home less pay to make up for the cost.

One cab driver says it costs him $80 per day for gas alone.

The group representing livery cab drivers says it has no plans to seek higher fares.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Dozens of people were arrested across the borough 1 Dozens arrested in 'Operation Hardball' drug takedown
The convenience of getting eye exams at home 2 12 on Health: Mobile and online eye exams
If you're worried about frost bite walking your 3 Indoor play places to keep your dog warm
For her 10th birthday, Angelina has a News 4 Fan has News 12-themed birthday party
The New York Cosmos announced Tuesday that they 5 Cosmos set to make move to Brooklyn

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