Atlanta City Council to vote on significant taxi fare increase - WABE

Airport flat rate fares to and from Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead would increase by about 20%. This, however, would not affect ride hailing ...

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The Atlanta City Council Transportation Committee has voted 5-0 to pass a significant increase in taxicab fares, including those to and from Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. Flat rate fares to and from Downtown Midtown and Buckhead would increase by about 20%, while metered taxi fares would go up by about 20% with a 10 mile Atlanta cab ride going from 22 to 27. The minimum fare for any trip would be 10. Rick Hewitt, President of Atlanta Checker Cab, told Council members that the cab companies are struggling to make ends meet due to the "onslaught of the rideshares". The 20% discount on metered fares for disabled persons and those 65 and over, as well as the standing 2 fuel surcharge for when regular unleaded is over 2.90 a gallon, will remain unchanged. The full City Council is expected to vote on the proposal at their June 5 meeting. #AtlantaCityCouncil #TaxiFares #HartsfieldJackson

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