Taxi fares

Council adopted motions to increase the initial taxicab pick-up fee by $1, from $3 to $4, and raise the meter per kilometre rate from 25 cents per 0.170 kilometres (170 metres) to 25 cents for every 0.155 kilometres (155 metres) travelled. Under the new fare schedule, a 5-km trip will now cost $11.50 instead of $10. The recommended rate increases are intended to help offset the cost for taxicab drivers of rising fuel prices.