Taxi Fare Hike Approved
By Maya Shwayder on July 12, 2012 6:02pm
FINANCIAL DISTRICT — That late-night taxi ride home is going to get more expensive after the Taxi & Limousine Commission approved a series of fare hikes.
While the $2.50 base fare will remain the same, the fare will jump from .40 to .50 for every 1/5 of a mile when traffic is moving, and by that same rate for every minute when the cab is stuck in traffic.
The cost of a ride from JFK Airport to Manhattan also jumped from $45 to $52.
A ride from Manhattan to Newark Liberty Airport rose from $15 to $17.50.
Riders can expect to pay 17 percent more per ride overall, officials said. For example, a three mile ride will go from $12 to $14, the Daily News reported.
The changes go into effect in September.