Just in time for that part of the year during which we’ll all adamantly swear we’re going to leave 1020 and go downtown tonight, for real, the NYT is reporting that the Taxi and Limousine Commission is considering a proposal to raise taxi fares as much as 20 percent. To put this into perspective, if passed, they’re speculating that your once-$20 fare to the L.E.S. would become, like, $24 as soon as mid-July.
On when we’ll know whether or not this is a thing, says the NYT:
“The city has scheduled a public hearing on the matter for May 31, when the commission is expected to consider an increase of 16 percent to 20 percent. Such hearings are almost never arranged unless a fare increase is under serious consideration.”
Better not take any chances—see you guys tonight for darts?
Excuse to hearken back to Lady Lib’ via Wikimedia Commons