First NYC taxi cab fare hike in 10 years takes impact

A taxi cab fare hike in New York Metropolis for the primary time in 10 years took impact Monday.

Town’s Taxi and Limousine Fee voted final month to extend base fares from $2.50 to $3 beginning this week.

An in a single day surcharge will go up by $1 from 8 p.m. to six a.m., and there will likely be a $2.50 surcharge throughout weekday rush hour from 4 p.m. to eight p.m. 

Taxi journeys between John F. Kennedy Worldwide Airport and Manhattan will include a $70 flat fare, whereas journeys to Newark Liberty Worldwide Airport in New Jersey will embrace a $20 surcharge. A visit to LaGuardia Airport will include a $5 surcharge.

The Taxi and Limousine Fee cited falling driver earnings as the explanation for the rise in fares when it voted in November.

The rise in fares comes as New York Metropolis Uber drivers took half in a strike Monday anticipated to final till midnight after being denied a pay increase.

Uber swiftly filed a lawsuit towards the pay increase arguing the hike would value the corporate thousands and thousands and would damage the trade.