Proposed NYC taxi hike

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  1. viguera
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    It's a whopper of an increase at 17%, but the most interesting (painful) part is under section 2(b), where it details that flat fares from JFK to Manhattan would rise from $45 to $52, plus the "MTA tax" plus tolls.

    Newark to Manhattan fares see a slight increase of $2.50 on the surcharge ($17.50 from $15), plus whatever is on the meter, plus tolls.

    Strangely enough, there's no mention of LGA.

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/tlc/downloads/pdf/proposed_fares_rule_capa_06_07_12.pdf
     
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    LGA is always meter-based.
     
  3. viguera
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    Yeah but they made it a point to denote the change to EWR fares. I guess they're not changing the surcharges to LGA fares, for whatever reason.
     
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    There are no surcharges on LGA fares. You just pay the meter amount, as if you hailed the cab on the street.

    I'm pretty sure the Newark amount applies to fares from NYC to Newark and not from Newark into the city. This is similar to the standard outside-the-city surcharge of twice the part of the fare that occurs outside city bounds (intended to compensate the cabby for the fact that he can't pick up a fare on his way back until he hits the city). The surcharge, in this case, is the pre-calculated amount the cabby is losing by not being able to pick up a fare at Newark.

    From Newark to the city you would use a New Jersey cab; their rates are not controlled by the New York City TLC.
     
  5. Wandering Aramean
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    The JFK increase is actually less than 17%. Not so sure why that's the most interesting or painful part.
     

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