Yellow cabs call for fare hike amid soaring gas prices

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.

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