Friday, February 29, 2008

My Ten-Dollar Taxi Ride

Not that I've ridden taxis all the much to begin with (other than some occasional crosstown commutes), but news of a proposal that would raise the initial charge from $2.50 to $6.50 have me thinking, is it worth $10 just to go 10 blocks? 

Of course, this is one of the many attempts Mayor Bloomberg is trying to make to solve traffic congestion in lower Manhattan. But I don't get it... wouldn't the cabs be there either way? Moving or not? I liked his original plan of charging to enter the city better. (NYT)

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